Philosophy 104

Summer 2021 Session D

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
104 Ethical Theories French TuWTh 1-3:30 TBA

What makes an action right or wrong? What makes someone a good person? What is the relationship between morality and values like love, friendship, and personal excellence? Why should we care about doing what morality commands? This course will examine these questions through an exploration of major theoretical traditions in Western moral philosophy. We will discuss both classic and contemporary texts; thinkers we will likely read include Aristotle, Hobbes, Hume, Mill, Kant, Nietzsche, Bernard Williams, Christine Korsgaard, Philippa Foot, and T.M. Scanlon.

Previously taught: SP21, SP20, FL17, FL16, SP16, FL14, FL13, SP13, FL11, FL10, FL09, FL08, FL07, SP07, SU06D, FL05, SU05A, SP05, FL04, SU04D, SP04.