Unit Code
Unit Title
HAF202 Sexualities: Histories, Representation, Politics
(Not Offered 2006)
HAF203 Gender, Sexuality and the Past
(Not Offered 2006)
HAF205 Buffy to Big Brother
HAF215 Contemporary Feminist Thought: Themes, Issues and Conflicts
HPA200 Contemporary Bioethics
(Not Offered 2006)
HPA201 Philosophy and Literature
(Not Offered 2006)
HPA204 Place and Environment
HPA206 Postmodernism
(Not Offered 2006)
HPA207 Philosophy of Mind
HPA208 Metaphysical Puzzles
(Not Offered 2006)
HPA209 The Meaning of Life
HPA210 Theories of Ethics
HPA212 Professional Ethics
HPA213 Philosophy of Science
HPA215 Art, Media and Culture
(Not Offered 2006)
HPA216 Theory of Knowledge
(Not Offered 2006)
HPA218 Philosophy of Biology
HPA219 Buddhist Philosophy
HPA221 Ideas and Faiths
(Not Offered 2006)
HPA222 Aboriginal Philosophy
HPA223 Ethics and the Postmodern Age
(Not Offered 2006)
HPA225 Existentialism and Beyond
HPA227 Philosophies of Modernity
HPA228 Philosophy of History and Society
(Not Offered 2006)
HPA233 Self and Subjectivity
HPA234 Zen and Tao: East Asian Philosophy
HPA242 Law, Society and Morality
HPA256 Philosophy and Cosmology
HPA266 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
HPA268 Modern Philosophy
HPA270 Sex, Gender and Philosophy
(Not Offered 2006)
HPA271 Philosophy and the Body
HPA274 Science and Religion
HPA276 Indo-Tibetan History, Philosophy and Culture
HPA277 Environmental Ethics
(Not Offered 2006)
HPA286 The Methods of Philosophy
HPA288 Philosophy of Language
(Not Offered 2006)
HPA289 Political Philosophy
HPA291 Introduction to Logic
HPA292 Logic and Philosophy
HPA294 The Logic of Decision
HPA296 Affect and the Unconcious
(Not Offered 2006)
HPA297 Buddhism, Ethics and Nonviolence
(Not Offered 2006)
HPE201 The Idea of Europe

2007 HPA210 Theories of Ethics

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA310


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HPA210 L

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 2 L On Campus 16-JUL-2007 10-AUG-2007 03-SEP-2007 19-OCT-2007

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Offered in Courses: [R3A]
This unit can be taken in other courses
About Census Dates


We are all constantly faced with moral questions, but what are the foundations of morality? On what grounds do we, should we, base our moral decisions? What is it that makes some actions right and others wrong? What is moral goodness? This unit studies a number of issues in moral philosophy such as the validity of deontological ethics, consequentialism and moral relativism.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 2,000-word essay (40%), 3-hr exam (60%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1 hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks)

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - L
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
About Flexible Study Options

Prereq 25% level 100 Philosophy

Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)

STAFF: Dr K Atkins

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