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PHIL 230 Introduction to Ethics
Theories of obligation and value; moral reasoning; normative ethics, descriptive ethics and meta-ethics. Readings in classic and contemporary texts.
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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.
|PHIL 230 002||Lecture||2||Mon Wed Fri||14:00||15:00|
|PHIL 230 003||Lecture||2||Mon Wed Fri||12:00||13:00|