Advanced Ethical Theory (PHIL*3290) | College of Arts

Advanced Ethical Theory (PHIL*3290)

Code and section: PHIL*3290*01

Term: Fall 2018

Instructor: John Hacker-Wright


This course focuses on the theoretical foundations of morality.  Ethical theory comprises metaethics, which is primarily concerned with the objectivity of moral judgments; normative ethics, which is concerned with the principles of sound moral judgment, and moral psychology, which is concerned with moral motivation and moral reasoning.

Course Outline

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.