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PHIL0404

Morality and Its Critics

Morality and Its Critics
In this course we will examine critically the three main methods of morality: consequentialism, deontology, and virtue theory. Questions to be considered include: What should be the aim of a moral theory? To what extent should considerations of the good life enter into a moral theory? Is morality even compatible with the good life? Do moral obligations have to play a central role in moral theory? To what extent should morality be compatible with social psychology? Familiarity with consequentialism, deontology, and virtue theory will be helpful, but not required. (Designed for senior majors; open to others by waiver.) 3 hrs sem.
Subject:
Philosophy
Department:
Philosophy
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections

Spring 2014

PHIL0404A-S14 Seminar (Besser-Jones)

Fall 2010

PHIL0404A-F10 Seminar (Besser-Jones)

Fall 2008

PHIL0404A-F08 Seminar (Besser-Jones)