The Dennes Room

Philosophy 2

Fall 2006

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
2 Individual Morality & Social Justice Kolodny MWF 9-10 145 Dwinelle

In this course, we will survey the basic questions of moral and political philosophy, as well as some classic attempts to answer them. The questions that we will ask include: What is the morally right thing for me to do? Why should I do it? Is there a fact of the matter what it is, or does it just depend on my feelings or upbringing? Why should I do what the government tells me to? Why should I tolerate alien moral beliefs and practices? The philosophers whose work we will read include Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Bentham, Mill, and Nietzsche.

Previously taught: SU06A, FL05, SU05D, SP05, FL04, SU04D, SU04A, SP04, FL03.