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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PHIL 2500 - Contemporary Ethics and Metaethics

Hours: 4
This course focuses on the nature and content of ethical theorizing. Some of the questions that we will consider are: Is pleasure the only good? Are individual’s preferences the only basis for assessing the quality of their lives? What makes right acts right? What is the role of character in ethical behavior? In an attempt to answer these questions we will look to contemporary defenses of three influential ethical theories: consequentialism, neo-Kantianism, and virtue ethics. We will also pursue important issues in meta-ethics, including the nature and possibility of objective truth in ethics.
Notes: Except for Nursing majors, this course may be used as a substitute for the INST Reflection and Responsibility requirement.