PHIL 240 A: Introduction to Ethics

Summer Term: 
A-term
Meeting Time: 
MTWThF 10:50am - 1:00pm
Location: 
SAV 260
SLN: 
13046
Instructor:
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Melanie Tate

Additional Details:

In this course, we will examine major moral theories, including virtue ethics, deontology, utilitarianism, and care ethics. We will consider some meta-ethical questions concerning the purpose and application of moral theories. We will also look at a few controversial moral issues, such as physician-assisted suicide, meat-eating, and implicit bias.

TEXT: No Textbook Required – course readings will be available on Canvas.

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)
Writing (W)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 17, 2018 - 9:09pm