PHIL 360 001 – History of Ethics

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Instructor: Tom Hill. This course meets Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. in Caldwell 213.

This course examines works of modern moral philosophers, including Hobbes, Butler, Hume, Kant, and Mill. The aim is to understand and discuss critically their views on such questions as these: What is justice? Are there universal moral standards that can guide our moral decisions? Are moral judgments based on sentiment or reason, or both? Should we always try to promote the best consequences or should we avoid certain acts “whatever the consequences”? For advanced students who have had one or more of the lower division philosophy courses, preferably an introductory course in ethics or political philosophy.

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