Moral Philosophy

lfilo1140  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Moral Philosophy
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
45.0 h
Depré Olivier;
Main themes
The course introduces several main themes of moral philosophy by linking them to the history of philosophy. The historical dimension is equally as important as the systematic dimension.

Freedom, will, responsibility; eudemonism, deontic morality, utilitarianism; applied ethics, environmental ethics and animal ethics.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 By the end of this course, students will be able to adopt a critical (i.e. personal, informed and well-argued) approach to the great moral questions relating to the meaning of happiness, the notion of duty, the concept of value, etc. and to demonstrate their legitimacy and relevance for people and the world today. To do this, they must be able to understand the relevant conceptual and historical dimensions in order to assess the moral issues in any philosophical question and make use of them in a logical and considered way.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Evaluation methods
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Minor in Philosophy

Certificat universitaire en philosophie (fondements)

Master [120] in Sciences of Religions

Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Bachelor in Philosophy

Certificat universitaire en éthique économique et sociale