Ethics (PHIL*2120-01) | College of Arts

Ethics (PHIL*2120-01)

Term: Fall 2013


This course introduces both classical and contemporary theories of ethics, focusing on virtue ethics, utiltarianism, existentialism, and cosmopolitanism. Readings are drawn from Artistotle, Mill, Satre, de Beauvoir, and Appiah. Topics include the nature of happiness, methods for deciding what to do in difficult situations, the dispute between universalists and relativists, the relation between habit, reason, and choice, and the ethical challenges of living in a mulicultural society. Students will study some of hte great texts in the history of philosophical ethics, from ancient to current times, and will develop their own skills for analyzing philsoophical problems.


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