- Course number:
- PHIL 2103 sec. 012
(ISIS number: 6141)
- M-F 10:50 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
- JBHT 147
- Brief Description:
This course is an introduction to the nature of moral right and wrong
(metaethics), fundamental theories of what is morally right and wrong
(normative ethics), and some exploration of real life issues of moral
right and wrong (applied ethics). Views discussed will range from those
in ancient Greece to philosophers living today.
Among the issues in applied ethics we will discuss will be
abortion, capital punishment, homosexuality, war and terrorism, the treatment of animals, and the environment.
This course may not make you a better person, but it should help
you think more clearly about important moral issues.
(The two texts can be purchased as a "bundle" which has its
own ISBN number: 9780199861316)
- Russ Shafer-Landau, ed., The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and
Moral Problems, second edition (Oxford University Press, 2011) ISBN13: 9780199773527
- Russ Shafer-Landau, The Fundamentals of Ethics, second edition (Oxford
University Press, 2011) ISBN13: 9780199773558
- web documents
last modified: 8 August 2011