PHIL 110 - Introduction to Ethics
Fall 2020, Section 002
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHIL 160.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Moral judgments are pervasive in our lives, and this course offers the first steps to rigorous reflection about the nature of morality and about the principles that guide such judgments. Critical reflection about our moral judgments leads us to ask about what kind of feature we are ascribing to an act or outcome when we judge it to be wrong or bad. We may also find that our moral intuitions about particular cases come into conflict with our moral intuitions about other cases, or with moral principles we endorse. The central aim of this course is to help students reconsider and clarify both their moral judgments and their views about the nature of morality in light of a variety of competing ethical theories, as well as the most trenchant arguments for and against those theories. We will also consider how competing ethical theories apply to specific kinds of acts in our lives. For example: Is it wrong to refrain from acting to alleviate poverty? Is it wrong to eat meat? Do we have any moral responsibilities towards future people?

Course Requirements:

Students will have a mix of synchronous and asynchronous assignments in the course Canvas site.

Intended Audience:

This course will be taught entirely online. Discussion sections will require synchronous participation.

Class Format:

The weekly lectures for this course will be presented synchronously at the time posted in the course guide. They will also be recorded and made available asynchronously. We will also have biweekly discussion sessions that require synchronous participation.

Schedule

PHIL 110 - Introduction to Ethics
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001 (LEC)
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33590
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MW 11:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (LEC)
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33591
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MW 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (DIS)
 Online
33592
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
004 (DIS)
 Online
33593
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
005 (DIS)
 Online
33594
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F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (DIS)
 Online
33595
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F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
007 (DIS)
 Online
33596
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
008 (DIS)
 Online
33597
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1Y1 or Y2
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
009 (DIS)
 Online
33598
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F 11:00AM - 1:00PM
010 (DIS)
 Online
33599
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2Y1 or Y2
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F 11:00AM - 1:00PM

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