Philosophy 104

Fall 2007

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
104 Ethical Theories Scheffler MWF 10-11 50 Birge

A systematic introduction to the philosophical study of morality. Topics to be considered will include: traditional vs. consequentialist moral outlooks; contractualism; the nature of moral motivation; the rationality of morality; the objectivity or subjectivity of ethics; moral relativism; the explanatory role of morality; the compatibility of morality with a purely naturalistic understanding of human beings. Readings will be drawn from a variety of classical and contemporary sources.

Previously taught: SP07, SU06D, FL05, SU05A, SP05, FL04, SU04D, SP04.