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PHIL 230A 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.

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Credits: 3

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In-Person Attendance
PHIL 230A 001Lecture1In-Person Mon Wed Fri11:0012:00

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.

PHIL 230A 003Lecture2In-Person Mon Wed Fri11:0012:00Yes
PHIL 230A 004Lecture2In-Person Mon Wed Fri14:0015:00Yes