PHIL 130 : Ethics

Introduction to moral theory and its application to contemporary moral issues. Potential topics include nihilism, relativism, utilitarianism, Kant, legal punishment, distributive justice, terrorism, abortion, animal rights, and euthanasia. (H)

Prerequisites

Eligibility for or completion of ENGL& 101.

Course Outcomes

  1. Explain the nature, justification, and limitations of various ethical theories, such as Ethical Nihilism, Ethical Skepticism, Ethical Relativism, the Divine Command Theory, Utilitarianism, and Kantianism.
  2. Explain the nature, justification, and limitations of various diverse views on moral issues relating to particular moral problems, such as legal punishment, economic justice, discrimination, abortion, and animal rights.

Overview

Program

Credits

5