04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M
Section Information for Fall 2020
Course Description: This course examines the practical philosophies of Hume, Kant, Sidgwick, and Rawls. Questions of interest include: How the different moral theories we study understand the content of ‘justice’ (both individual and institutions)? How well a moral theory squares with our moral intuitions when considering cases? And how plausible we find a moral theory’s metaethical (or metaphysical) presuppositions? There are no prerequisites for the course.
Course Objectives: The objectives of the course are the following: a) to familiarize students with some of the main ideas of these historically important and influential thinkers, b) to improve analytical skills necessary for research in moral philosophy, and c) to provide a foundation for continued research in a particular area of moral philosophy.
Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.
Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.