Spring 2010 not offered
This intermediate philosophy course will examine several philosophical accounts of moral responsibility, with attention to several recurring themes: (1) For what do we hold people responsible: for their intentions? For consequences of their actions? For their character? For their response to others' deeds? (2) What do we presuppose about people or groups when we hold them responsible? (3) Is moral responsibility for something a static thing we discover, or does it emerge and shift with time and social context? (4) What is our aim and purpose in holding ourselves and others responsible, and how is that purpose best achieved?
Ethical reasoning about how to assign and acknowledge responsibility is the focus.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: [PHIL212 or ENVS212] OR PHIL214 OR [PHIL215 or ENVS215] OR PHIL217 OR PHIL218 OR [PHIL219 or COL283]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)(PHIL)(PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)(SISP-Phil Ethic)(SISP-Phil Mind)
Selections from Aristotle, Hume, and Kant;
Fisher & Revizza, PERSPECTIVES ON MORAL RESPONSIBILITY;
Margaret Walker, MORAL UNDERSTANDINGS;
Larry May, SHARING RESPONSIBILITY;
Further artricles to be decided.
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Participants will engage in regular written dialogue on the readings, two short essays, and one final paper.
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