PHIL 355 - Contemporary Moral Problems
Spring 2016, Section 101
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Our beliefs about moral matters have changed over time. Recent history is filled with instances of pernicious institutions enjoying popular support—with slavery being the most glaring example of this. Today it seems obvious that such practices are profoundly wrong, and that those who thought otherwise were mistaken. In this course, we will entertain the possibility that we are similarly mistaken in many of our own beliefs and practices. Using the theoretical tools acquired in lecture, we will evaluate several recently published papers, each of which purports to establish that we are making grave moral errors in our day to day lives. We will also consider some questions in moral epistemology, including: What makes a moral view reasonable? How should we adjudicate disagreements about moral matters? Is moral knowledge possible?

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PHIL 355 - Contemporary Moral Problems
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101 (LEC)
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TuTh 3:00PM - 6:00PM

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