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PHI 107LEC - Ethics
Ethics DON Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   18784   Enrollment Capacity:   44
Section:   DON   Enrollment Total:   31
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   13
Dates:   08/31/2020 - 12/11/2020   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   TBA , TBA
Room:   Remote view map
Location:   Remote      
Nearly everyone assumes that some human actions are morally good (or at least morally permissible), while other actions are morally wrong. However, there is often considerable disagreement over the moral worth of particular actions. The primary purpose of this class is to examine different principles which have been advocated for distinguishing between morally acceptable and morally unacceptable actions. Special attention will be paid to principles which are based on substantial philosophical arguments and which purport to be independent of specific cultural practices. We will also consider: i) the extent of a person?s responsibility for his or her actions and ii) what reasons can be given for choosing good actions and refraining from bad actions. Students should expect regular readings from historical and contemporary sources. Grades are based on written homework, regular class participation, and examinations. No prior background in philosophy is required for this course.
  Course Description
Introduces value theory, good and bad, justification of obligations to others, relationship of free choice and determinism, and contemporary moral problems analyzed by ethical principles.
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