Undergraduate | MAQ-PHIX3056-2023
Contemporary Topics in Philosophy and Ethics
Prior study needed
- 24 July 2023
About this subject
What you'll learn
On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:
- Identify and critically evaluate core philosophical and ethical concepts from the readings
- Produce arguments and analysis of philosophical and ethical positions across the readings
- Use your research skills to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the topics.
- Express yourself clearly and precisely when communicating your argument and analysis.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
This unit provides students with the opportunity to engage with cutting edge areas of research in contemporary Philosophy and Ethics. Topics and readings will be carefully curated by leading researchers in the department. You will have the opportunity to enhance your skills of argument and critical reflection as you are guided through these exciting areas of research. Topics might include: The Philosophy of Race; Work and the Good Life; Pragmatism; Embodied Cognition; Virtue Theory; Artificial intelligence; Film and Philosophy; Contemporary Critical Theory; Ethical Issues in the use of AI and Machine Learning; Animal Ethics; Ethics of Emerging Technologies including in Healthcare; Contemporary Challenges in Research Ethics; Climate Change and Environmental Ethics. Information about current and upcoming topics will be available on the Philosophy Department’s website.
- Philosophical essay (45%)
- Reflective writing (25%)
- Participation and engagement (20%)
- Quizzes testing knowledge of key concepts and arguments (10%)
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