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ASP315 - Philosophy, Happiness, and the Good Life

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Enrolment modes:(B, G, X)
Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:M Sharpe
Prerequisite:One other Philosophy unit.
Incompatible with: ASP213/313, ASP215
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


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.


On campus:
Two essays of 2000 words each 40% each, tutorial program 20%.

Off campus:

Two essays 2000 words each 40% each, online program 20%.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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