Normative Ethical Theory
— PHIL 311 (3)
Introduction to the problems, positions and arguments of contemporary moral philosophy. Through readings from classical and contemporary writers, students are confronted with the ultimate questions of morality. What do “right” and “wrong” mean? Can moral beliefs be rationally assessed and justified? Are moral truths absolute or relative? Why be moral? What is the good or virtuous life? How ought we to live? Prerequisites: PHIL 171, 201. Exclusion PHIL 211.
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