Moral Theory (PHIL 760)

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Instructor: Ryan Preston-Roedder. This seminar meets on Thursdays from 1:00-3:30.

This course will survey recent work in normative ethics.  The aim of the course is to give participants a sense of the state of the art in contemporary normative ethics and to generate topics for research.

Participants will select the readings, which may include (selections from) the following: Unprincipled Virtue, Nomy Arpaly; Rescuing Justice and Equality, G.A. Cohen; “On Love, and Its Reasons”, Harry Frankfurt; “Me and My Life”, Shelly Kagan; Intricate Ethics, Frances Kamm; Equality and Partiality, Thomas Nagel; “Concealment and Exposure”, Thomas Nagel;On What Matters, Derek Parfit; What We Owe to Each Other, T.M. Scanlon; and “The Human Prejudice”, Bernard Williams.

Course requirements include one term paper and one presentation of work in progress.

Ryan Preston-Roedder’s webpage