PHIL 268

Ethical Theory

Please note: this is archived course information from 2022 for PHIL 268.


Philosophical study of moral theory, in both normative ethics and meta-ethics. Topics covered may include: accounts of well-being such as hedonism, preference theory, and objectivism; theories of right action such as consequentialism and contractualism; the demandingness of morality; the role of intuitions in moral theory; and the status and justification of moral theories.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for PHIL 268.

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Availability 2022

Semester 1


Lecturer(s) Professor Timothy Mulgan


PHIL 268: 15 points


30 points at Stage I in Philosophy or any 60 points passed from the BA or 30 points in Global Politics and Human Rights


PHIL 368