PHIL 160.001 – Virtue, Value, and Happiness: An Introduction to Moral Theory
Instructor: Gabriella Hulsey. This course meets MTWRF 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. via synchronous remote instruction.
This class will serve as an introduction to the major theories of morality in Western philosophy, including virtue theory, utilitarianism, duty-based ethics, social contract theory, and pluralism. We’ll also consider some bigger picture issues, including moral psychology, what makes for a good life, and what (if any) role emotions should play in our moral thinking. Classes will be primarily discussion-based. In addition to assigned reading, students will be expected to complete short writing assignments on readings, as well as essays. This course does not have a textbook — all course readings will be provided via Sakai. If you have questions about the class, please don’t hesitate to email me!