Moral Theory (PHIL 760)

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Instructors: Tom Hill and Ryan Preston-Roedder. This course meets Tuesdays from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. in Caldwell 208.

This is a seminar on several theoretical problems in normative moral theory that have significant practical import.  Readings primarily from contemporary articles.  Possible topics include killing vs. letting die, self-defense, moral dilemmas, deciding for others, torture, moral luck, and the morality of roles.  Several sessions will focus on respect for persons and its practical implications regarding, for example, political discourse, race and gender issues, and the treatment of criminals, enemy combatants, and the severely disabled.

This course meets the Ethics and VT requirement.

Tom Hill’s webpage

Ryan Preston-Roedder’s webpage