Ethics An Introduction (Online

Ethics An Introduction (Online

their own positions on various issues, and why they hold them.

Thegraduate schoolexists to provide a stimulating and enriching environment for postgraduate students.

help students understand that and why there is more to ethics than following rules;

Thegraduate schoolexists to provide a stimulating and enriching environment for postgraduate students.

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Advanced Pre-sessional Course for Graduate Students (nine weeks, full-time)

The epistemology and metaphysics of utilitarianism

2. Freedom, knowledge and society: the preconditions of ethical reasoning

5. Deontology: Kant, duty and the moral law

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The virtuous act versus the virtuous agent

Her research interests include ethics, political philosophy, the ethics of war, bioethics, Hannah Arendt and the subject of evil.

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In this introduction to ethics, the philosophy of morality, we shall examine four important ethical theories (virtue ethics, deontologiy, expressivism and utilitarianism), applying them to two practical questions: the rights of animals and euthanasia. There will be plenty of opportunity to engage in debate and test your own thinking.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (PGCert)

Take this course for CATS points: 10.00

Non-cognitivism and animal rights

Debating from positions given rather than from personal belief (to hone skills of debate)

Reading academic philosophy

Euthanasia and moral theory

Shafer-Landau, Russ: (Ed);Ethical Theory: An AnthologySecond Edition(Blackwell`s, Oxford, 2012, ISBN: 978-1-470-67160-3)

The areas you will cover in this course are:

3. Virtue ethics: virtue, values and character

Many courses can be studied forcreditwhich means they can count towards a recognised qualification.

Shlomit Harrosh is a Shalom Hartman Institute research fellow at the Kogod Research Center for Contemporary Jewish Thought.

Assessment for this course is based on two written assignments – one short assignment due half way through the course and one longer assignment due at the end of the course. Students will have about two weeks to complete each assignment.

Questions to be answered in personal folders

6. Utilitarianism: Mill and the utility calculus

the difference between first and second order ethical questions;

Virtue ethics and animal rights

Rights and responsibilities

Freedom, knowledge and responsibility

Happiness: quantity and quality

To participate in the course you will need to have regular access to the Internet and you will need to buy the following book:

Assignments are not graded but are marked either pass or fail.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (PGDip)

The regulation of animal research in the UK

Happiness and the moral law

The third in a series on Places of Worship in Britain and Ireland considers the rise of the great cathedrals, reformed monasticism, the spread of the parish system, the emergence of Gothic style.

The epistemology of virtue ethics

Reason cannot motivate action

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introduce students to the different philosophical theories of ethics, and the arguments for and against them;

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The metaphysics of virtue ethics

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By the end of this course students will be able to explain:

some arguments for and against absolute moral truth;

All students who successfully complete this course, whether registered for credit or not, are eligible for a Certificate of Completion. Completion consists of submitting both course assignments and actively participating in the course forums. Certificates will be available, online, for those who qualify after the course finishes.

Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Evidence-Based Health Care Systematic Reviews

The moral law and the law of the land

Evidence-Based Health Care Medical Statistics

the nature of the four moral theories studied, the arguments for and against them, and how they can be compared and constrasted;

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Most of our undergraduate programmes are part-time and designed to fit in with other commitments.

The Department has an active interdisciplinaryresearch community, particularly with respect to public engagement and practitioner-based initiatives which build on the research interests of our academic staff and over 80 research students.

Short and online courses are normally open to the public and can booked through our website. No application is required.

The formula of universal law

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enable students to come to and defend their own positions on various ethical issues

Moral judgements as expressions of passion not reason

Cognitive Behavioural Studies (PGCert)

International Wildlife Conservation Practice

Applying what you have learned in the first six units to two ethical problems that are currently (or have recently been) under public discussion.

Four students awarded residencies on the 2017-18 Mellon-Sawyer Post-War: Commemoration, Reconstruction and Reconciliation series

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Utilitarianism and speciesism

A stable and general perspective

In this introduction to ethics, the philosophy of morality, we shall be considering questions of both practice (is lying wrong? Must we keep our promises?) and theory (what makes an action wrong? Is it only human who worry about morality? How do we apply moral theory to society?). We shall examine four important ethical theories (Aristotles virtue ethics, Kants deontologiy, Humes expressivism and Mills utilitarianism) and we shall apply them to two practical questions: the rights of animals and euthanasia. There will be plenty of opportunity to engage in debate and to test your own moral theories.

This course is delivered online; to participate you must to be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the Internet. You will also need regular access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommendedminimum computer specification.

1. Rules, truths and theories: an introduction to ethical reasoning

how moral questions are applied in a social context;

4. Humean ethics: Non-cognitivism, the passions and moral motivation

We strongly recommend that you try to find a little time each week to engage in the online conversations (at times that are convenient to you) as the forums are an integral, and very rewarding, part of the course and the online learning experience.

From undergraduate certificates to Masters and DPhil (PhD)

Poll on moral truth and falsehood

Right and wrong and knowledge of right and wrong

Moral and political obedience

Group discussions of particular issues

Students Take Part in Prestigious Post-War Project

Absolute and relative truth

Why should we adopt Humean ethics?

A deontological view of animal rights

Terms and conditions for applicants and students on this course

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Interpreting utilitarianism

why moral dilemmas are ineliminable and difficult;

introduce students to philosophical ethics;

International Primary Care Research Leadership (PGCert)

Non-cognitivism: a stable and general perspective

Utilitarianism and euthanasia

Why should we adopt deontology?

FHEQ level 4, 10 weeks, approx 10 hours per week, therefore a total of about 100 hours.

British and European Studies Pre-Masters Course (one year, full-time)

Act and rule utilitarianism

The doctrine of double effect

Coursework is an integral part of all online courses and everyone enrolled will be expected to do coursework, but only those who have registered for credit will be awarded CATS points for completing work at the required standard. If you are enrolled on the Certificate of Higher Education you need to indicate this on the enrolment form but there is no additional registration fee.

Shlomit holds a B.A. in philosophy and psychology and an M.A. in philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Shlomit completed her doctoral thesis at Oxford University on the concept of evildoing from a moral perspective and tutors online philosophy courses for the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education.

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Ethics An Introduction (Online

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For current and prospective students

To earn credit (CATS points) for your course you will need to register and pay an additional 10 fee for each course you enrol on. You can do this by ticking the relevant box at the bottom of the enrolment form or when enrolling online. If you do not register when you enrol, you have up until the course start date to register and pay the 10 fee.

The metaphysics of Humean ethics

Assignments are not graded but are marked either pass or fail.

Why should we be utilitarians?


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