PHIL 342 A: History of Modern Ethics

Summer Term: 
A-term
Meeting Time: 
MTWThF 9:40am - 11:50am
Location: 
THO 325
SLN: 
13050
Instructor:
Colin Marshall
Colin Marshall

Additional Details:

This class will focus on the work of Thomas Hobbes, Baruch Spinoza, David Hume, and Immanuel Kant. These philosophers played a major role in shaping European thought, and continue to provide inspiration for philosophers and legal thinkers. Our aim will be to understand and evaluate their central views on the nature of virtue, right action, and duty.

TEXTS: Leviathan, Thomas Hobbs; Ethics, Baruch Spinoza; An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, David Hume; Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals, Immanuel Kant.

Catalog Description: 
Development of moral thought from Hobbes through Nietzsche, with particular emphasis on the ethical writings of Hume, Kant, and John Stuart Mill.
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