PHI 371 Principles of Ethics (3 credits)
A survey of the theoretical foundations of ethics, such as the distinction between absolutist and relativistic views, the nature of justice, and the need for rules. Readings from classical and modern authors are included.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:
• Be acquainted with foundational historical texts in ethics.
• Develop critical reading, writing, and thinking skills.
• Think deeply about how we ought to live and why.
• Develop a love for learning and the desire to study ethics in the future.
- Beyond Good and Evil
- Classics of Moral and Political Theory. 5th ed.
- The Elements of Moral Philosophy. 6th ed.
- Fear and Trembling
This course consists of 7 assignments and no exams.
Each assignment is worth 100 points for a total of 700 points possible.
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