ENABLING WISDOM

How do we make moral decisions? What traditions, beliefs or codes do we draw on to nurture our private beliefs and our public stances? This subject explores a range of alternatives found in religion, philosophy and practical ethics which have been influential in the human search for identity and, ultimately, wisdom. Significant use is made of contemporary issues and possible responses to them. Through the contest of ideas students are exposed to a variety of viewpoints. They also come to appreciate the strengths they bring as legitimate components of a positive moral compass.