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2020-2021 Catalog
PHI 5668: Ethics East and West

Course Description for Ethics East and West

PHI5668: Ethics East and West
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. This course explores ethical theory and some contemporary ethical problems from the perspective of comparative philosophy. The focus will be on Asian approaches to ethics, and how differing views of nature and human nature alter the quest for what is good and for the good life. We will discuss the Hindu, Confucian, Taoist and Buddhist traditions, as well as contemporary Japanese theory.