Introduction to Ethics

Introduction to Ethics

A first course in moral normative analysis.

PHIL 2306.005: Introduction to Ethics

Fall 2018
Don Berkich
MW 2:00 - 3:15, CI-109


Please note that this schedule is tentative and authoritative: Changes may be made, but they would be made here. Thus this page supersedes any page with which it conflicts..

Monday, 8/27 Introductory Remarks  
Wednesday, 8/29 Case Discussion  
Monday, 9/03 Labor Day Holiday  
Wednesday, 9/05 Basic Logic Concepts  
Monday, 9/10 Logic and Theoretical Analysis  
Wednesday, 9/12 Standards of Evaluation Quiz I
Monday, 9/17 Relativism I: Cultural Ethical Relativism  
Wednesday, 9/19 Relativism II: Simple Ethical Subjectivism  
Monday, 9/24 Moral Theology I: Divine Command Theory (a) Quiz II
Wednesday, 9/26 Moral Theology II: Divine Command Theory (b)  
Monday, 10/01 Moral Theology III: Natural Law Theory  
Wednesday, 10/03 Utilitarianism I  
Monday, 10/08 Utilitarianism II  
Wednesday, 10/10 Utilitarianism III Quiz III
Monday, 10/15 Deontology I  
Wednesday, 10/17 Deontology II  
Monday, 10/22 Contractarianism I  
Wednesday, 10/24 Contractarianism II  
Monday, 10/29 Virtue Ethics Quiz IV
Wednesday, 10/31 Principles of Moral Normative Analysis  
Monday, 11/05 The Principle of Analogy  
Wednesday, 11/07 Paternalism and Autonomy  
Monday, 11/12 Moral Normative Case Analysis I Quiz V
Wednesday, 11/14 Moral Normative Case Analysis II  
Monday, 11/19 Moral Normative Case Analysis III  
Wednesday, 11/21 Thanksgiving Holiday  
Monday, 11/26 Moral Normative Case Analysis IV  
Wednesday, 11/28 Moral Normative Case Analysis V  
Monday, 12/03 Moral Normative Case Analysis VI Practice Final Examination I
Wednesday, 12/05 Moral Normative Case Analysis VII Practice Final Examination II
Thursday, 12/06 Reading Day  
Monday, 12/10 Final Examination 1:45-4:15