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PHI 335LEC - Contemp Ethical Theory
Contemp Ethical Theory KNG Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   18645   Enrollment Capacity:   44
Section:   KNG   Enrollment Total:   5
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   39
Dates:   01/27/2020 - 05/09/2020   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   T R , 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Room:   Baldy 108 view map
Location:   North Campus      
This course will familiarize students with contemporary (20th century to the present) ethical theories and debates. We will examine in detail the four major normative ethical theories: utilitarianism/consequentialism, deontology, virtue ethics, and ethics of care. Students will be assumed to have at least a passing familiarity with the basic elements of Aristotle?s Nicomachean Ethics, Mill?s Utilitarianism, and Kant?s Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals. A previous course in introductory or applied ethics should be sufficient preparation.
Enrollment Requirements
Prerequisites: Pre-Requisite: One prior PHI course
  Course Description
Examines attempts in moral philosophy to find a justification for the basic ethical principles; also considers conception of an ethics based on natural law.
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