ASP215 - Philosophy, Happiness, and the Good Life
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
|Unit chair:||M Sharpe|
|Prerequisite:||Any first year Arts unit|
ASP213/313, ASP315, ASP415
Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class & 1 x 1 hour Seminar
Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.
This unit will introduce students to the study of ethics and to some of the major debates that engage moral theory today. Such a reflection begins with the work of Aristotle who highlighted the importance of virtue in our ethical lives, and moves on to the theory of Natural Law which bases moral norms on human nature backed by divine command. We then study Hume, who stresses the moral sentiments as a basis for our norms, and Kant who based the notion of duty and the dignity of humankind on pure reason.
1 team-produced dialogue worth 40%
1 essay applying ethical theories to contemporary issue worth 40%
Campus: 10% group mark for each seminar group 10% in-class quizzes
Cloud (online): 20% online quizzes
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All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students
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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students
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