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Moral Responsibility

PHIL 271
Spring 2011 not offered
Certificates: Civic Engagement

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?

Essential Capabilities: Ethical Reasoning
Ethical reasoning about how to assign and acknowledge responsibility is the focus.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA PHIL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD 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)

Last Updated on APR-16-2024
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