Courses: Critical Approaches in Ethical Theory (PHILH257B01)

Spring 2008

Course Description: This course examines efforts over the last century to engage the ethical without recourse to formal systems or foundational principles. How, these approaches ask, can we talk about good and evil, morality and immorality, while believing “truth” to be historically, linguistically, and culturally contingent? In the process of drafting possible answers, we shall think deeply about concepts such as violence, justice, and social responsibility.

Syllabus: View course syllabus

Fulfills: HU III

Department

Philosophy (Web site)

Taught By

Jerry Miller (Profile)

Location

Haverford, Gest 101

Meeting Times

MW 2:30-4:00