PHIL 361 - Ethics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
Theme
Advisory Prerequisites:
One philosophy introduction.
Other Course Info:
F.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is an introduction to ethical theory. We will consider the leading theoretical approaches to ethics, including consequentialism, deontology, and virtue ethics, as well as criticisms of moral theories and of morality itself. Topics treated include the objectivity of morality and its place in the natural world, moral dispute and disagreement, and how moral knowledge is possible. We will also consider theories of well-being (what makes one's life go better or worse?) and obligation (what treatment do you owe to others?). While this is not a course in practical ethics, certain topical issues will be considered as illustrations and problems for various ethical theories.

PHIL 361 - Ethics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
15101
Open
1
 
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MW 11:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
15103
Closed
0
 
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MW 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
38219
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
40941
Open
1
 
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MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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ISBN: 9780195320862
The fundamentals of ethics, Author: Russ Shafer-Landau., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2010
Required
ISBN: 9781405133203
Ethical theory : an anthology, Author: edited by Russ Shafer-Landau., Publisher: Blackwell Pub. 2007
Required
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