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.

Course Fees

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


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 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20919 LE01 170 41 30 Jul - 17 Sep Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Ligertwood, 333, Lecture Theatre
1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 11am - 12pm Helen Mayo Nth, 103N, Florey Lecture Theatre
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Ligertwood, 333, Lecture Theatre
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 11am - 12pm Helen Mayo Nth, 103N, Florey Lecture Theatre
28958 LEC0 100 61 No details available
Note: Online Lecture
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20920 TU11 23 5 1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
20921 TU10 23 7 30 Jul - 17 Sep Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
20922 TU09 22 7 2 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 9am - 10am Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 1 Nov Friday 9am - 10am Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
20923 TU08 20 4 30 Jul - 17 Sep Tuesday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG18, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG18, Teaching Room
20924 TU07 20 1 31 Jul - 18 Sep Wednesday 2pm - 3pm The Braggs, 425, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Wednesday 2pm - 3pm The Braggs, 425, Teaching Room
20925 TU06 20 2 1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
20926 TU05 22 7 1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 5pm - 6pm Schulz, 308, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 5pm - 6pm Schulz, 308, Teaching Room
20927 TU04 24 8 30 Jul - 17 Sep Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
20928 TU03 20 6 31 Jul - 18 Sep Wednesday 4pm - 5pm The Braggs, 425, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Wednesday 4pm - 5pm The Braggs, 425, Teaching Room
20930 TU01 23 2 29 Jul - 16 Sep Monday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Monday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room