Course Description for Ethics
Prerequisite: Admission to the MA in Practical Philosophy and Applied Ethics OR admission to the Graduate Certificate in Applied Ethics OR permission of the Philosophy Graduate Coordinator. Ethics considers questions such as "How should I live?" and "How do I decide the right thing to do and why should I do it?" This course deals with those questions in the areas of moral metaphysics, meta-ethics and normative theories of moral conduct which come from the history of philosophy back to the time of Plato and Aristotle. Other theorists to be discussed include Immanuel Kant and John Stuart Mill, and may include figures such as Thomas Hobbes, David Hume, as well as contemporary theorists.