PHIL 160 - Moral Principles and Problems
Winter 2015, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

This course has a unique structure: the lecture introduces students to moral principles while the discussion sections have a specific theme concerning some practical moral problems. The goal of the course is to develop an ability to think abstractly about moral theory and the nature of justification in ethics, and to apply these tools to concrete cases. The topics covered include skepticism and realism, moral relativism and natural rights theory, utilitarianism and deontology, and the role of reason and the emotions in ethics. We will read selections from some of the most important philosophers in history as well as some modern discussions. The practical issues to be considered will vary by section.

Schedule

PHIL 160 - Moral Principles and Problems
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
21590
Open
5
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
21591
Open
4
 
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MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
30626
Open
1
 
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MW 3:00PM - 4:00PM

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