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Moral and Political Philosophy (PHL206)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Availability Not available this year
Description Controversies about right and wrong , justice and injustice are rife in democratic societies. Enormous economic and social change, exponential advancement in technology, unprecedented freedom of choice amid increasing inequalities create pressing concerns about how to make the most of our own lives and how we can best live together with other people, locally and globally. This unit explores philosophical responses to these issues in light of different understandings of ethical and political values, the good life, justice and virtue.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; tutorials: 1.5 hours per week
Prerequisites Nil.
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Appears in these Minors Ethics
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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