Save To Worklist

PHIL 230A 001 (Lecture)

Introduction to Ethics - INTRO 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 1 (Sep 07, 2021 to Dec 07, 2021)

Mode of Delivery: In-Person
Requires In-Person Attendance: Yes

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 17, 2021


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : September 17, 2021
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
November 05, 2021

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
1 Mon Wed Fri11:0012:00P. A. Woodward Instructional Resources Centre4
Instructor: ANDERSON, SCOTT ALLEN


Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:100
Currently Registered:0
General Seats Remaining:100
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  This course surveys Western ethical thinking from its roots in ancient Greek and Judeo-Christian thought through the modern era, and briefly considers some contemporary developments. Students develop an ethical question based on their own interests and use the readings of the course to formulate an answer to it in several short papers, culminating in a final paper pulling together those shorter papers. Main sources/authors include the Aristotle, the Christian Bible, Hobbes, Hume, Kant, Bentham, and Mill.

Book Summary :
Information for the books required for this section is not available.