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.
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PHIL 0210

All Sections in Spring 2018

Spring 2018

PHIL0210A-S18 Lecture (Fesmire)