PHIL 110 - Introduction to Ethics
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 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.

Class Format:

The lecture for this course will be taught synchronously but remotely. The discussion sections will be taught in person.

Schedule

PHIL 110 - Introduction to Ethics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
30084
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MW 11:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (LEC)
 Online
30085
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2
 
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MW 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
30086
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
30087
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0
1Y1 or Y2
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
005 (DIS)
 Online
30088
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2
 
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F 9:00AM - 11:00AM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
30089
Closed
0
1Y1 or Y2
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F 9:00AM - 11:00AM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
30090
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
30091
Closed
0
1Y1 or Y2
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
009 (DIS)
 Online
30092
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F 11:00AM - 1:00PM
010 (DIS)
 In Person
30093
Closed
0
3Y1 or Y2
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F 11:00AM - 1:00PM
011 (DIS)
 In Person
32684
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Th 3:00PM - 5:00PM
012 (DIS)
 In Person
32685
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0
3Y1 or Y2
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Th 3:00PM - 5:00PM
013 (DIS)
 In Person
32686
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0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
014 (DIS)
 In Person
32687
Closed
0
1Y1 or Y2
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Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM

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