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Instructor: Tom Dougherty. This course meets R 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. in CW 213.

In this seminar, we will investigate relational morality. Our interpersonal moral relations include the duties that we owe each other (aka directed duties), the rights that we hold against each other (aka claim rights), and the ways that we wrong each other. Initially, philosophers had assumed that directed duties, claim-rights, and wrongings align with each other, but we will consider recent works that call this assumption into question. We will also reflect on specific applications, such as our rights against risks and the possibility that we can wrong each other simply by holding beliefs (aka doxastic wrongings).