|Individual Morality & Social Justice
This course serves as an introduction to philosophy through a number of central issues in moral philosophy. We will consider whether moral claims are objectively true in the sense that individual people can be mistaken about what is morally right and wrong. We will also analyze a few prominent views of what makes actions right and wrong. In light of these views, we will take up some questions in political philosophy, such as whether the state is justified in punishing its citizens and how resources should be distributed in society. Readings for the course will be drawn from both classic and contemporary sources.