Fall 2006 not offered
This course explores moral philosophy at an intermediate level, inquiring into the meaning and truth of moral claims. We will examine and criticize several landmark claims in moral theory, and discern their implications for actual moral controversies. Topics may include the distinction between fact and value, emotivism, relativism, contextualism, evolutionary naturalism, and anti-theory trends. The course assumes some prior experience with moral reasoning, including acquaintance with historical authors such as Aristotle, Kant, and Mill.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: PHIL212 OR PHIL215 OR PHIL217
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Recent works in moral theory, with some review of and reference to historical texts.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Ongoing critical commentaries; one or two in-class presentations; two essays.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Studetns who have not completed prerequisite courses, but who believe they may have other adequate background preparation, should contact the instructor.