Ethics (PHIL*2120) | College of Arts

Ethics (PHIL*2120)

Code and section: PHIL*2120*01

Term: Fall 2019

Instructor: Ken Dorter

Details

A study of four of the most influential texts in ethics, covering the areas of Virtue Ethics (Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics), Utilitarianism (J.S. Mill’s Utilitarianism),  Existentialism (Simone de Beauvoir’s The Ethics of Ambiguity), and Stoicism (Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations).

Texts:

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics (Penguin ISBN 9780140449495)

Mill, Utilitarianism (Dover ISBN 0486454223)

Beauvoir, Ethics of Ambiguity (Open Road ISBN 9781504054225) – BUY THIS EDITION – AN OLDER ONE HAS DIFFERENT PAGINATION. YOU CAN BUY IT FROM INDIGO OR AMAZON.CA *

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations (Penguin ISBN 9780140449334)

Course require­ments:

a) Either two 1250 word essays (25% each) on works not covered in class

    or one 2500 word essay (50%) and

b) a final exam on the class readings (50%).

* Canadian textbook distributors no longer supply this book but Indigo and Amazon sell it in Canada. Hardcopies and an ebook that you can read online will be available on Ares at the library website.

"Course Outline"

Syllabus

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