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PHIL032 PO - Ethical Theory: Contemporary

When Offered: Last offered spring 2019.
Instructor(s): M. Green
Credit: 1

Introduction to contemporary (20th and 21st century) ethical theories, such as Consequentialism, Deontology and Virtue Theory as well as metaethical theories, such as subjectivism, relativism and nihilism. Among the topics we will discuss are: is there one true morality; how much good we must do for others, and at what costs to our own personal projects; does morality require that we be impartial, treating others equally, and if so, will this prevent us from being partial towards our friends and family; and can we really use ethical theory to guide our everyday decisions? There are no pre-requisites for this class.
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
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