PHIL 361 - Ethics
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Requirements & Distribution:
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Enforced Prerequisites:
One philosophy course with at least a C-.
Other Course Info:
May not be repeated for credit.
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One of the most important questions one can ask is the central question of ethics: How should I live my life? Thinking about this question immediately leads to a whole host of other questions: Are there objective facts about how I should live? Or is ethics just a matter of opinion? And if there are objective truths in ethics, then what are they? What is a good life for a human being? How are we obligated to treat others? And what should we do when our good conflicts with the good of others? For instance, are we obligated to help those who are in poverty? And do we have any moral obligations to non-humans, such as animals? Our goal in this class is not just to discover how philosophers have answered these questions, but to think about how we should answer these questions for ourselves. This means learning how to reason well about the deepest issues of morality.

Course Requirements:

Grades will be determined on the basis of two papers and two exams

Class Format:

Lecture and discussions, which are led by graduate student instructors, will meet in person.


PHIL 361 - Ethics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
Th 3:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
F 11:00AM - 1:00PM

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