This module is a resource for lecturers  


Core reading


This section provides a list of (mostly) open access materials that the lecturer could ask the students to read before taking a class based on this Module.

  • The Significance of Ethics and Ethics Education in Daily Life.   » This is a TEDx talk in which Dr Michael Burroughs discusses different kinds of ethical issues we face in our daily life. Because we all have to make ethical decisions on a daily basis he describes the concept of "everyday ethicists".
  • Contemporary Approaches to the Social Contract.   » In this discussion by the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, the following components of the social contract concept are discussed: the role of the social contract, the parties that are involved, agreement between parties, the object of agreement and the content of the agreement
  • Civil Society, United Nations.    » A brief discussion of the concept of civil society, and how this sector is served by the United Nations.


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