Ethics (PHIL*2120) | College of Arts

Ethics (PHIL*2120)

Code and section: PHIL*2120*01

Term: Winter 2021

Instructor: Peter Eardley


An introduction to moral philosophy through classical and contemporary readings on the subject. Questions addressed will include: What is the nature of morality and why do we need it? What does it mean to lead a good life? What are the foundations of morality? And what makes an act right or wrong? Major ethical schools of thought such as Utilitarianism, Kantianism, Virtue Ethics and the Ethics of Care will be represented in the readings. Major thinkers will include Plato, Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, Kant and Virginia Held.

Course content will be delivered asynchronously.

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