Global Ethics: An Introduction

Academy
Futurelearn
Kurzbeschreibung
Explore the key ethical theories surrounding global challenges and learn how philosophy can be used to address these problems.
Kursarten
E-Learning

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Kursinhalt

Widespread poverty, closed borders and catastrophic climate change

In our interconnected world, we face challenges that demand global solutions. But how do you find the right solutions?

On this course, you will use key ethical theories to examine the most important global issues of our time. What should be done about widespread poverty? Can it be right for countries to control migration and close borders? And what about climate change: Why care about preserving the world for future generations anyway?

Upon completing this course, you’ll be better equipped to think about and debate some of today’s most complex global ethical challenges.

This course is for anyone interested in global ethics, or those considering further study in global challenges and philosophy.

There are no specific software requirements or tools needed to study this course.

Kursziele
Discuss key moral theories and apply them to important issues in global ethics.,Explore and examine the global challenge of inequality, and appreciate its complexity. ,Apply and critically assess different arguments relating to the global challenge of migration.,Demonstrate an understanding of the global challenge of climate change, and consider our obligations to future generations.,Identify and use the concepts and methods of philosophy.,Apply basic philosophical arguments.,Identify and use key ethical concepts. ,Debate in a reasoned manner some of the most important questions of our time.
Anforderungen
This course is for anyone interested in global ethics, or those considering further study in global challenges and philosophy.
Kurssprache
Englisch
Nächste Durchführungsdaten
  • 5. Oktober 2020-2. November 2020