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The Ethics and Moral Psychology of Good and Evil

Undergraduate | MAQ-PHIX2026 | 2024

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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

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The Ethics and Moral Psychology of Good and Evil

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. draw on sources used in the unit to give clear accounts of the relevant philosophical moral concepts and theories
    2. demonstrate a good general understanding of how contemporary philosophical and psychological research contributes to our understanding of moral agency, judgement and motivation
    3. analyse and critically evaluate relevant competing philosophical theories and arguments.
    4. apply the theoretical knowledge gained to the analysis and evaluation of selected case studies in moral psychology
    5. construct sound arguments in support of your own ethical positions, judgements and values

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of


40cp at 1000 level or above
NCCW (pre-2020 units)
NCCW (2020 and onwards)
PHIL2026 The Ethics and Moral Psychology of Good and Evil

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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