PHIL 362.001 – Contemporary Ethical Theory

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Instructor: Minji Jang. This course meets TR 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. in WI 217.

In this advanced seminar in moral philosophy, we will look at the contemporary debates on moral responsibility and blame. Here are (some of) the potential discussion questions. What does it mean to hold someone morally responsible? What does it mean to blame someone on account of an action, an attitude, or a belief? When is such blame justified? What does it take to genuinely forgive someone? What are the value and function of emotion and reactive attitudes in our moral lives?

This course requires that you have taken at least one philosophy course. Please reach out to the instructor if you have any questions or concerns about the expectations in this course.

Prerequisite: 1 PHIL course.