2022-2023 Catalog 
    
    Oct 06, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog

PHIL 211 - Ethics


A jointly historical and problem-oriented approach to enduring ethical problems. Beginning with Aristotle and advancing through contemporary Europe and North America, the course examines questions such as: Can education make us more ethical people? How do social and cultural power relations complicate ethical norms, and how might we act ethically in the context of such social hierarchies? How might we resist wide-scale and institutionalized violence such as racism and militarism? And what are the ethical implications of our own knowledge practices? Likely authors include Aristotle, Hobbes, Kant, Arendt, and contemporary feminist theorists. (Group III)