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Ethics: historical perspectives PY1095

​Ethics: historical perspectives focuses on the history of moral philosophy, including a study of the works of Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant and Mill.

Topics covered

  • This historical background prepares the way for the second of the ethics courses, which deals with contemporary perspectives.
  • The views discussed in this course are not of merely historical interest. Conceptions of morality that are now widely shared were in large part shaped by these thinkers.


One two-hour unseen written examination.