PHL 131 Problems of Moral and Social Values (3) MPF, MPT

Introduction to ethical theory and its application to individual moral issues relating to human conduct and social institutions and political systems. As a background for critical evaluation of these issues, major theoretical positions in ethics are investigated (including egoism, deontology, utilitarianism, religious ethics, and often virtue ethics and feminist ethics). Considers a number of issues relating to and often critical of ethical theories (may include relativism, skepticism, moral alienation, and cultural diversity of ethics). Course is historical and thematic with major ethical theories analyzed in relation to concrete situations. Involves students in the creative process of developing skills and arguments necessary to engage in reflective moral reasoning. IIB, Cul.

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