Philosophy:An Introduction to Ethics Part 1

Ref: C2419823

This course will be an introduction to ethics. This will involve a consideration of how ethics is done. The class will be engaged with making their own evaluations of ethical theories. This will involve discussions of ordinary life and engage with many of the cultural, political and global concerns of our time. We shall also reflect upon the nature of ethics. For example we shall ask what does it mean to make a moral claim. Are moral claims, claims to absolute truth for all people or are they simply claims about a particular group, say religion, community or tribe? The class will involve readings but it will be very much discussion based.

Course aim

What is good ethical thinking as applied to day to day life?

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Engage with issues of public interest that are political, ideological and philosophical.
  • Be a critical thinker who can formulate their own ideas.
  • Be more able to articulate ideas and concepts
  • Be more able to offer arguments and reasoning for a wide variety of points of view.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Philosophy:An Introduction to Ethics Part 1

Enrolment Conditions

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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