Moral Philosophy

Moral Philosophy

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 30

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 5

Lecturer(s): prof. dr. Potrč Matjaž

Three levels of moral philosophy will be presented: (i) metaethics or moral theory, (ii) normative ethics, and (iii) practical ethics, and relation between them.
- relation between the good and the moral correctness; virtues, moral value and moral motivation
- various ways of grounding morality
- differences between the basic normative moral theories and their historical development: deontology, consequentialism, utilitarianism, virtue ethics
- moral principles and their role in moral thought
- ontological grounding of ethics and justification of moral judgment
- metaethics: realism, antirealism, cognitivism, emotivism, expressivism, prescriptivism, quasi-realism, fictionalism, relativism
- moral disagreement, moral conflict and moral dilemmas
- moral phenomenology and phenomenology of action
- practical ethics and its fundamental questions and fields