Through reading, discussing, and writing about our assigned texts, I want to acquaint you with some of the most important discussions in ethics (aka moral philosophy), such as: What basis, if any, do ethical rules have? What is the point of being ethical? How should we tell right from wrong? You will learn about and critically evaluate some major schools of ethical thought, including consequentialist, deontological, and virtue ethics. By the end of the course you should have a critical appreciation for all of these and be able to employ these kinds of ethical reasoning. In writing and presentations, you will practice articulating and evaluating complex ideas. These skills in critical thinking and writing are valuable in any discipline.
Anderson, Jeremy, "PHIL 230 Ethical Theory Anderson Fall 2023" (2023). Course Syllabi. 188, Scholarly and Creative Work from DePauw University.