PHIL 101. Moral Philosophy

This seminar focuses on one of the age-old questions in philosophy: what is the right thing to do? We start with an in-depth look at some of the major historical figures in moral philosophy: Aristotle, Kant, Hume, and Mill. We then introduce critiques and alternatives to these major theories (from feminist ethics) and critiques of moral philosophy as a whole (from Nietzsche). We then move into contemporary discussions of responsibility, practical reason, moral emotions, and moral skepticism.
2 credits.
Spring 2020. Thomason.
Catalog chapter: Philosophy  
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