PHIL 240 A: Introduction To Ethics

Meeting Time: 
MWF 10:30am - 11:20am
SAV 260
Jean Roberts
Jean Roberts

Additional Details:

This course is an introduction to moral theory. We will be looking at both classic and contemporary writers’ answers to questions such as: Why should one be moral? What distinguishes right actions from wrong ones? What distinguishes good persons from bad ones? You will learn to read difficult philosophical texts carefully and analytically, and to write about them in ways that demonstrate clear critical understanding of what you’ve read.

TEXTS: The Classical Utilitarians: Bentham and Mill, ed. J. Troyer; I.Kant, Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals, trans J. Ellington; The Practice of Virtue, ed. J. Welchman.

Catalog Description: 
Critical introduction to various philosophical views of the basis and presuppositions of morality and moral knowledge. Critical introduction to various types of normative ethical theory, including utilitarian, deontological, and virtue theories.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
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October 5, 2016 - 9:07pm