Moral Philosophy

This unit introduces the student to the basic questions of, and most common approaches to, moral philosophy. Special attention is given to approaches relevant to Christian Ethics and Moral theology.

Study Level



Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Sub Discipline


Credit Points



W7106 Ancient and Early Medieval Philosophy or
W7109 Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast at least two of the major ethical theories
  2. Read and critically evaluate relevant philosophical texts.
  3. Identify the role of intention in the ethical evaluation of human acts
  4. Explain the connections between philosophical accounts of human action, moral virtue and natural law.
  5. Engage with some contemporary moral issues in a philosophically informed way
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