Moral psychology is the study of our minds that is aimed at an understanding of how we develop, grow, and flourish as moral beings. In this course we will examine historical and contemporary texts from philosophy, psychology, and spiritual writings that deal with the nature of the good life for human beings, the development of virtues, and the cultivation of ethical understanding and moral sensibilities. Emphasis will be both on careful understanding of the texts and on the attempt to relate the theories discussed to our own moral lives.
This course will explore both ethical theories and their application to human life.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PHIL)(PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)(PSYC)(SISP-Phil Ethic)(SISP-Phil Mind)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Readings from classical and contemporary writers, Plato, Mercius, Aristotle, Jung, Erikson and others.
|Instructor(s): Horst,Steven W. Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: FISK404; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 3||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: -4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 4||SO: 8||FR: 8|
|Web Resources: Syllabus |
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