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PHIL 230 003 (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 website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 2 (Jan 04, 2021 to Apr 08, 2021)

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): January 15, 2021


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : January 15, 2021
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
March 05, 2021

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
2 Mon Wed Fri12:0013:00
Instructor: VERKERK, WILLOW


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-  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 12:00-13:00. Mondays have asynchronous course components. Wednesdays and Fridays have synchronous components.

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