Courses: Critical Approaches to Ethical Theory (PHILH257B01)

Spring 2011

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

Prerequisites: One 100 level course or its equivalent, or consent.

Fulfills: HU III

Location

Haverford, Gest 102

Meeting Times

MW 12:30-2:00