Prospective Students

Philosophy Courses

PHIL2310    /     PHIL2341

Non HKU students application deadline:

Non-local students (student visa needed): 31 March 2020

Local students (not needing student visa) 31 May 2020

*For HKU students, please follow the summer semester add/drop period. 

Credit bearing courses with the ARTS prefix are for exchange and visiting students only, while History courses, Philosophy courses, Music courses, Fine arts courses, Linguistics courses and courses with the GCIN prefix are for all undergraduate students, including eligible HKU students. Fee exemption/reduction applies for HKU students and students under formal HKU exchange agreements. 

Please, note that no add/drop will be permitted after the commencement of the summer courses.

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PHIL2310 Theories of morality  (6 credits)

Moral judgments are about what is good or bad, right or wrong, and virtuous or vicious. Normative theories (like utilitarianism) try to explain what sorts of behaviors and actions are good or bad, or right or wrong. The topic of this course, however, is metaethics. Metaethical theories are about normative ethical theories: they try to explain what is distinctive about moral judgments, and how they are similar to or different from other kinds of judgments. In this course, we shall explore the nature of moral judgments, and how they are related to motivation, truth, and objectivity. Do moral judgments always accompany motivation to act in a certain way? How can moral judgments be true or false? Is morality relative or absolute? These are the key metaethical questions we shall explore together in the course. 

Eligibility:  Undergraduate students from HKU and overseas universities 

Period of Teaching: July 27  August 7, 2020 (two weeks); Mon to Fri, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Programme Fee: HKD15,200

Course Description: please click here

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PHIL2341 Bioethics  (6 credits)

Moral judgments are about what is good or bad, right or wrong, and virtuous or vicious. Normative theories (like utilitarianism) try to explain what sorts of behaviors and actions are good or bad, or right or wrong. The topic of this course, however, is metaethics. Metaethical theories are about normative ethical theories: they try to explain what is distinctive about moral judgments, and how they are similar to or different from other kinds of judgments. In this course, we shall explore the nature of moral judgments, and how they are related to motivation, truth, and objectivity. Do moral judgments always accompany motivation to act in a certain way? How can moral judgments be true or false? Is morality relative or absolute? These are the key metaethical questions we shall explore together in the course. 

Eligibility:  Undergraduate students from HKU and overseas universities 

Period of Teaching: June 22  June 26, 2020 (one week); Mon to Fri, 10:00 a.m. – 13:00 p.m. & 14:30 p.m. - 17:30 p.m.

Programme Fee: HKD15,200

Course Description: please click here


 

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