Sep 21, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog
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PHL 110H - Introduction to Ethics: Problems of Good and Evil


Credit(s): 3

This course is an examination of moral decision making and behavior, primarily within the western tradition. Students will critically examine various theories of both personal and societal ethics from the classical period until present day. Readings from Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, Kant, and Mill, as well as from numerous contemporary philosophers on such issues as good and evil, free will and determinism, ethical relativism, and egoism; courage, wisdom, compassion, and self-respect; hypocrisy, self-deception, jealousy and lying; birth control, abortion, euthanasia, racism and sexism. (Spring Semester)



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