Introduction to Ethics

PHIL-P 141

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Course Description

How should we act? What makes an act right or wrong? What makes a life good or bad? These questions have been at the heart of Philosophy for more than 2000 years. PHIL-P 140 Introduction to Ethics surveys important theories of ethics—theories designed to answer the above questions. It examines selected problems and topics, such as the morality of war, abortion, hunger, and poverty. Emphasis upon the skills involved in constructing and evaluating ethical arguments and positions. Different sections cover different topics, so students should be sure to read the course descriptions for particular sections. Satisfies the Gen Ed A&H requirement.