APG5393 Ethics

Handbook Entries:

For unit objectives, contact hours etc., please see the Handbook entry for APG5393.

About this unit:

On successful completion of Ethics, students should have acquired the skills to bring a solid theoretical framework to the analysis and evaluation of issues in bioethics; recognise, analyse, and evaluate ethical arguments; think critically about assumptions underlying debates in bioethics and applied ethics and recognise that certain issues in ethical theory are of intrinsic interest and value.

Preliminary Reading:

  1. Tony Hope, Medical Ethics: a very short introduction, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004.
  2. Simon Blackburn, Being Good, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2002.
  3. Thomas Hurka, The Best Things in Life, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2011.

Prescribed Texts:

There are no prescribed texts for this unit.

Recommended Books:

  1. James Rachels and Stuart Rachels, The elements of moral philosophy, 8th ed, New York, McGraw-Hill, 2014.
  2. Peter Singer (ed.), Ethics, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1994.