Ethics: Religious Perspectives
Rhedir gan School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences
20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Dr Gareth Evans Jones
The aim of this module is to introduce students to the various ethical codes that exist within both the Abrahamic and Dharmic traditions. The module begins by examining the relationship between religion and ethics, questioning whether belief in God is a necessary competent of leading a moral life. We shall than explore the various ethical teachings found within the Dharmic traditions, with specific focus on Theravada Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism and the various yogic schools of Hinduism. After this, we shall focus on the Abrahamic faiths, examining the Judo-Christian traditions in order to assess the strengths and weakness of Divine Command Theory.
Week 1 – Introduction Week 2 – What is the difference between religious and philosophical ethics? Week 3 – God and Morality Week 4 – Buddhist Ethics Week 5- Buddhist Ethics Week 6 – Hindu Ethics Week 7 – Hindu Ethics Week 8 - Christian Ethics Week 9 – Christian Ethics Week 10- Jewish Ethics Week 11- Jewish Ethics Week 12 – Ethics in the ancient world
D- - D +. Submitted work is adequate and shows an acceptable level of competence as follows:
- Generally accurate but with omissions and errors.
- Assertions are made without clear supporting evidence or reasoning.
- Has structure but is lacking in clarity and therefore relies on the reader to make links and assumptions.
- Draws on a relatively narrow range of material.
Good C- - C +. Submitted work is competent throughout and occasionally distinguished by superior style, approach and choice of supporting materials. It demonstrates: - Good structure and logically developed arguments. - At least in parts draws on material that has been sourced and assessed as a result of independent study, or in a way unique to the student. - Assertions are, in the main, backed by evidence and sound reasoning. - Accuracy and presentation in an appropriate academic style.
Very Good B- - B+. Submitted work is competent throughout and distinguished by superior style, approach and choice of supporting materials. It demonstrates: - Very good structure and logically developed arguments. - Draws on material that has been sourced and assessed as a result of independent study, or in a way unique to the student. - Assertions are backed by evidence and sound reasoning. - Accuracy and presentation in an appropriate academic style.
A - - A*. Submitted work is of an outstanding quality and excellent in one or more of the following ways: - Has originality of exposition with the student’s own thinking being readily apparent. - Provides clear evidence of extensive and relevant independent study. - Arguments are laid down with clarity and provide the reader with successive stages of consideration to reach conclusions.
the ability to interpret, in translation, some of the primary texts from the Hindu and Buddhist traditions , and those in the Old Testament and New Testament relating to ethical values
the ability to analyse the origins of ethical values as reflected in some of the religious traditions of the world
the ability to compare and contrast the main ethical emphases of the religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism
the ability to examine critically the strengths and weaknesses of the ‘divine command’ theory
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
Lectures two hours a week for 9 weeks
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Ymwybyddiaeth o ddiogelwch - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch amgylchedd a hyder o ran cadw at reoliadau iechyd a diogelwch
- Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
- Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
Cyrsiau sy’n cynnwys y modiwl hwn
Opsiynol mewn cyrsiau:
- VV56: BA Philosophy and Religion year 1 (BA/PHRE)
- 3VQV: BA Philosophy and Religion and English Literature year 1 (BA/PREN)
- VVR1: BA Philosophy and Religion and French year 1 (BA/PRF)
- VVR2: BA Philosophy and Religion and German year 1 (BA/PRG)
- VVV1: BA Philosophy and Religion and History year 1 (BA/PRH)
- VVR3: BA Philosophy and Religion and Italian year 1 (BA/PRI)
- VVW3: BA Philosophy and Religion and Music year 1 (BA/PRM)
- VVR4: BA Philosophy and Religion and Spanish year 1 (BA/PRS)
- VVQ5: BA Philosophy and Religion and Welsh year 1 (BA/PRW)
- VVV2: BA Philosophy and Religion and Welsh History year 1 (BA/PRWH)
- M1V5: LLB Law with Philosophy and Religion year 1 (LLB/LPR)