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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 02, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PHIL 2950 - Ethics

Hours: 3
General survey of the most influential works in the history of moral philosophy. Some of the works that we will consider are: Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, David Hume’s A Treatise of Human Nature, Immanuel Kant’s Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, and John Stuart Mill’s Utilitarianism. Among the questions discussed are: What is the standard by which we determine whether actions are morally acceptable or not? What character traits are distinctive of a flourishing human being and how can they be cultivated? What is the proper role of emotion in ethics? Is there a universal standard of morality?
Notes: Cross-listed with INST 2210.