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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHL 2080 - Approaches to Ethics

Credits: 4
The course presents the positions and examines the arguments of several of the dominant ways of approaching ethical issues and questions. Although specific determinations are made by the individual instructor, the course survey generally includes the following particular approaches to ethics: Divine Command Theory (Euthyphro, Augustine), Virtue Ethics (Aristotle, MacIntyre), Epicureanism and Stoicism (Epicurus, Epictetus), Natural Law Theory (Aquinas, Hobbes), Moral Sense Theory (Hume, James Q. Wilson), Deontology (Kant), Utilitarianism (Mill), Evolutionary Ethics (Nietzsche, Edward O. Wilson), and the Existentialist Ethics of Ambiguity (Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir).
Prerequisite(s): PHL 1000 .
Fulfills: E in LS Core