Fall 2006 not offered
In the last several decades, some contemporary ethicists have revived interest in the virtues, which had been at the heart of ancient and medieval philosophy. Some of these ethicists promote "virtue ethics" as a third alternative theory to utilitarianism and Kantianism. Others simply wish to make room for the virtues of various existing ethical theories. This seminar is a study of recent work on the virtues.
Ethical Reasoning, Writing
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: [PHIL212 or RELI262] OR PHIL215
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Mostly contemporary sources--Slote, Foot, Stocker, Hursthouse, Hurka, and others.
|Examination and Assignments: |
1. Seminar participation
2. Mid-term paper (6-8 pages)
3. Final paper (14-20 pages)
4. Occasional reading quizzes
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
PHIL 212 (Introduction to Ethics) OR PHIL 215 (Humans, Animals, and Nature) are listed as prerequisites. However, an additional course in ethics is recommended.