Courses: The Wicked and the Worthy (PHILH111B01)
Course Description Doing good in the world presumes a distinction between good and bad actions, people, and consequences. But on what basis do we make such distinctions? What grounds, if anything, our definitions of good and bad? How can we be certain that our actions, and thus our own selves, do not enact negative consequences? This course examines such concerns through a survey of the history of ethics. In exposing the root of all good we will consider as well questions of self-interest, justice, freedom, and duty. Readings include selections from Mills Utilitarianism, Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, and Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil.
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Fulfills: HU III
Haverford, Chase 104