University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

PHIL 1103 - Morality, Society and the Individual

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assessment: Reading summary (600 words) 10%, Essay 1 (1,500 words) 35%, Essay 2 + online quizzes (1,500 words) 35%, Online quizzes 10%, Tutorial attendance 10%
Syllabus:

Morality plays a part in everyone's life. But what exactly is it, and why is it important? Are there any objective, universal moral truths, or are moral rightness and wrongness in some way relative to societies, or to individuals? Can morality be grounded in religion, or in facts about human nature? This course will ask what constraints a society is morally entitled to impose on its individual members, and what kinds of freedom from interference individuals are entitled to claim from their society. It will also ask how it is possible that anything really matters, if the universe does not itself have a purpose. The course will introduce you to some of the most influential answers that philosophers have given to these questions, and to the arguments they have used to defend their views. But its main aim is to help you to answer them clearly for yourself.

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Commonwealth supported
Full fee paying

Study Level

Undergraduate
Postgraduate Coursework
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Program of Study

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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23564 LE01 220 81 25 Jul - 12 Sep Monday 10am - 11am  
26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 12pm - 1pm  
3 Oct - 24 Oct Monday 10am - 11am  
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 12pm - 1pm  
Note: Pre-recorded Lecture
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23555 TU09 25 9 27 Jul - 14 Sep Wednesday 2pm - 3pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 2pm - 3pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
23556 TU08 25 3 27 Jul - 14 Sep Wednesday 9am - 10am Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 9am - 10am Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
23557 TU07 25 15 29 Jul - 16 Sep Friday 10am - 11am Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Friday 10am - 11am Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
23558 TU06 25 1 27 Jul - 14 Sep Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
23560 TU04 25 1 27 Jul - 14 Sep Wednesday 10am - 11am Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 10am - 11am Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
23561 TU03 25 3 29 Jul - 16 Sep Friday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Friday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
23562 TU02 25 4 26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room