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   This module is a resource for lecturers   

 

Guidelines to develop a stand-alone course

 

This Module provides an outline for a three-hour class, but there is potential to develop its topics further into a stand-alone course. The scope and structure of such a course will be determined by the specific needs of each context, but a possible structure is presented here as a suggestion. It is based on the textbook of Rachels & Rachels (2012).

Session

Topic

Brief description

1

Introduction

Dealing with ethical dilemmas and introducing the concept of integrity

2

Substantive versus meta-ethics

Distinction between substantive and meta-ethics

3

Cultural relativism

Dealing with the issue of different cultures and different moral codes

4

Subjectivism and egoism

Subjectivism, emotivism and reason

5

Social contract theory

Hobbes, the prisoner's dilemma

6

Utilitarianism

Overview of theory and main philosophers, with examples of application to specific cases

7

Deontology

Overview of theory and main philosophers, with examples of application to specific cases

8

Virtue ethics

Overview of theory and main philosophers, with examples of application to specific cases

 

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