|Individual Morality & Social Justice
What do we owe each other? What do we owe ourselves? What happens when these obligations conflict? An introduction to moral and political philosophy, the course considers some of the ethical controversies associated with our racially, economically, and culturally diverse contemporary societies, including: the ethics of multiculturalism, feminism, and affirmative action; the regulation of hate speech; how to meet the needs of extremely poor people; and the nature of tolerance. Readings are drawn from contemporary philosophy and include works by Peter Singer, Bernard Williams, T.M. Scanlon, G.A. Cohen, and Susan Wolf.