Ethics (PHIL*2120) | College of Arts

Ethics (PHIL*2120)

Code and section: PHIL*2120*01

Term: Winter 2022

Instructor: Gennady McCracken


Method of Delivery:

This course will be taught face to face.

Course Synopsis:

This course will cover major theories in ethics (consequentialism, contractarianism, deontology, care ethics, realist/anti-realist virtue ethics) and metaethics (ethical relativism, theological voluntarism, naturalism, noncognitivism, error theory, rational intuitionism, ideal judgement theory). Students will apply these theories to pressing contemporary issues.

Assignments & Means of Evaluation:

Three Analysis Assignments - 30%
(Very) Short Weekly Assignments - 20%
Essay Abstract - 10%
Essay - 20%
Final Exam - 20%

Required Textbooks:

This course is designed to use only online resources, though there are optional physical textbooks.

* Please note:  This is a preliminary web course outline only.  The Philosophy Department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description.  The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.