Introduction to Ethics

Course Number: 
PHI 1040
Semester: 
As Required
Subject: 
Philosophy (PHI)
Credits 
3.00

This course introduces some of the major ethical theories about morally right action, the morally good person, and the just society. Such theories may include ethical absolutism, ethical relativism, ethical egoism, utilitarianism, formalism, and rights theory. Topics may be drawn from contemporary moral issues such as capital punishment, abortion, and euthanasia.

3 hours of lecture per week