PHIL 160 - Moral Principles and Problems
Spring 2017, Section 101
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

The objective of this course is two-fold. The first is to provide a systematic introduction to the principles of moral philosophy. We will focus mainly on the three dominant traditions in normative ethics—virtue ethics, deontology, and utilitarianism—as well as a critique of these traditions. We will consider questions in normative and meta-ethics including (i) why be moral, (ii) what, exactly, are the demands of morality, and (iii) what is the source of these moral demands (if there are any), as well as issues in applied ethics regarding the limit of individual liberty, state coercion, and social inequality. To this end, we will read works by some of the most important moral philosophers who wrote about these issues with the aims of learning how to engage with philosophical texts, assess philosophical arguments, and finally to formulate informed views of our own.

Schedule

PHIL 160 - Moral Principles and Problems
Schedule Listing
101 (LEC)
 In Person
52287
Open
43
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 4:00PM

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