Instructor: Dan Moseley. This course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. in Bingham 108.
This course introduces students to the central problems of moral philosophy by examining key figures, claims and arguments in the Western philosophical tradition. We’ll examine the ethical theories developed in the writings of Plato, Aristotle, Epicurean and Stoic Philosophers, Thomas Aquinas, David Hume, Immanuel Kant and John Stuart Mill. This course is not primarily an historical survey: the ideas and arguments of these philosophers will be critically examined with an eye to achieving a deeper understanding of how we ought to live.
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