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Code 10974
Year 3
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Philosophy
Entry requirements -
Mode of delivery Face to face
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes This curricular unit is an introduction to ethics and aims to promote reflection on ethical classical problems and contemporary issues of ethics. At the end of the curricular unit the student should be able to i) establish combinations and differentiate the domains of ethics, morality, politics and law; ii) identify, characterize and differentiate the main types of ethics; iii) evaluate ethical problems focusing on different perspectives; iv) think about current ethical problems; v) discuss the relationship between ethics and culture.
Syllabus 1. Introduction
1.1. Ethics and moral
1.2. Characteristics of the ethical discourse
1.3. Ethics, politics and law

2. Normative ethical theories
2.1. Theory of virtues
2.2. Deontological ethics
2.3. Consequentialism

3. Questions of Ethics and culture
3.1. The epigenetic connection between biology and culture
3.2. Relativism and universalism
3.3. Environmental ethics and sustainable development
Main Bibliography CAMPS, V. (org.), Historia de la Ética, vols. 1 e 2, Madrid, Crítica, 1999; Historia de la Ética, vol. 3, Madrid, Crítica, 2000. CHANGEUX, Jean-Pierre & RICOEUR, Paul, Ce Qui Nous Fait Penser : la nature et la règle. O que nos faz pensar ?, tradução de Isabel Saint-Aubyn, Lisboa : Edições 70, 1998.SANTOS, José Manuel, Introdução à Ética, Lisboa, Documenta, 2012. SINGER, P. (ed.), A Companion to Ethics, Oxford, Blackwell, 1993. SINGER, P., Practical Ethics. Ética Prática, trad. J. L. Camargo, 2ª ed., Lisboa, Gradiva, 2002.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2019-05-22

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