Fall 2021 not offered
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. Class will meet on Monday and Wednesday in lecture/discussion format. Each student must also be enrolled in one discussion section. Discussion sections will be focused on specific interests in or approaches to moral psychology such as clinical therapy, philosophical analysis, or spirituality in a particular religious tradition. The particular offerings of discussion section topics will vary from year to year. Each discussion section will have a distinctive set of additional readings and exercises.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PHIL)(PHIL-Social Jus)
Classical and contemporary readings from philosophers and psychologists.
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Three papers, plus several shorter writing assignments.
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This course will also include several exercises applying ideas from the readings to our own lives.
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