Introduction to Moral Theory
Session
Four Week - Second
Class Number
1073
Career
Undergraduate
Units
3 units
Grading
Description
An introduction to philosophical theories of morality, which address such questions as: What ought we do? How ought we to live? Is there any right answer to such questions? If there are any right answers, upon what are they based, and how do we come to know them? What makes it the case that we should or should not lie, kill other people or eat animals? Various theoretical positions are covered and may include moral skepticism or relativism, Aristotelianism or virtue ethics, utilitarianism, Kantianism and other forms of non-consequentialism. Readings may include both historical and contemporary sources. Critical and charitable reading, argument analysis and writing are emphasized.
Class Attributes
Arts and Humanities (GEP)
Arts and Humanities (GFR)
Class Actions
Class Details
Instructor(s)
James Thomas
Meets
MoWeFr 1:00pm - 4:10pm
Dates
07/11/2016 - 08/05/2016
Room
Performing Arts & Humani 107
Instruction Mode
In Person
Campus
Main Campus
Location
Univ of MD, Baltimore County
Components
Lecture Required
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
10
Seats Open
20
Class Capacity
30
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
10