Middlebury

PHIL 0210

Contemporary Ethical Theory

Contemporary Ethical Theory
In this course we will explore some major texts in recent moral and political philosophy. Our primary focus will be on twenty-first century issues and insights. We will attempt to formulate our own views on questions such as: Is substantive moral and political theory still possible? If so, what is justice? What actions, practices, or dispositions are good or bad, right or wrong, virtuous or vicious? Are a plurality of approaches to moral decision-making justified? Or should we strive for an approach that organizes moral cognition around a single supreme value, principle, standard, law, concept, or ideal? (Previous PHIL course or PSCI 0101 recommended, but not required.) 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Philosophy
Department:
Philosophy
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR NOR PHL
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2019

PHIL0210A-S19 Lecture

Spring 2018

PHIL0210A-S18 Lecture (Fesmire)

Fall 2012

PHIL0210A-F12 Lecture (Bates)

Fall 2009

PHIL0210A-F09 Lecture (Bates)

Spring 2005

PHIL0210A-S05 Lecture (Bates)