|PHIL-315-84||Ethics (3 )||
||Jenkins, Philip W|
An introduction to major schools of ethical theory such as utilitarian ethics, deontological ethics, virtue ethics, and the ethics of care. Specific problems from metaethics and applied ethics may also be treated. Some of the questions that may be examined are these: What are the grounds for moral obligations such as keeping promises or obeying the law? How do we reason about what to do? Can reason determine how we ought to live? What are moral judgments? Is there an ultimate moral principle? What constitutes a morally worthwhile life? Can morality itself be challenged?
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