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PHIL 230 001 (Web-Oriented Course)
Introduction to Ethics
Theories of obligation and value; moral reasoning; normative ethics, descriptive ethics and meta-ethics. Readings in classic and contemporary texts.
This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail
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Location: VancouverTerm 1
(Sep 08, 2020 to Dec 03, 2020)
Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates
Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading (grading options cannot be changed after this date): September 21, 2020
|Last day to withdraw without a W standing : ||September 21, 2020|
|Last day to withdraw with a W standing |
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
|October 30, 2020|
|Term||Day ||Start Time||End Time||Building||Room||1|| Mon Wed Fri||14:00||15:00|| |
|Total Seats Remaining:||15|
|General Seats Remaining:||15|
|Restricted Seats Remaining*:||0|
Course Description: This course surveys some of the main roots and thinkers of the Western ethical tradition, focusing on virtue ethics, deontology, and consequentialism. Texts include Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics," Kant's "Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals," and Mill's "Utilitarianism." A selection of contemporary readings will also be covered to illustrate more recent developments of these theories. Topics include the places of reason, emotion, culture, happiness, and care in ethics, friendship, and whether ethics is subjective or objective. COVID-19 notice: the course is scheduled for M, W, F 14:00 - 15:00. Mondays have asynchronous course components. Wednesdays and Fridays have synchronous components.
|Information for the books required for this section is not available.|