Introduction to Ethics

Introduction to Ethics

A first course in moral normative analysis.

PHIL 2306.005: Introduction to Ethics

Fall 2019
Don Berkich
MW 2:00 - 3:15, BH-205


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, 8/26 Introductory Remarks  
Wednesday, 8/28 Case Discussion  
Monday, 9/02 Labor Day Holiday  
Wednesday, 9/04 Basic Logic Concepts  
Monday, 9/09 Logic and Theoretical Analysis  
Wednesday, 9/11 Standards of Evaluation Examination I
Monday, 9/16 Relativism I: Cultural Ethical Relativism  
Wednesday, 9/18 Relativism II: Simple Ethical Subjectivism  
Monday, 9/23 Moral Theology I: Divine Command Theory (a)  
Wednesday, 9/25 Class Canceled  
Monday, 9/30 Moral Theology II: Divine Command Theory (b)  
Wednesday, 10/02 Moral Theology III: Natural Law Theory  
Monday, 10/07 Utilitarianism I Examination II
Wednesday, 10/09 Utilitarianism II Case I Assigned
Monday, 10/14 Utilitarian Case Analysis  
Wednesday, 10/16 Deontology I  
Monday, 10/21 Deontology II Case I Due
Wednesday, 10/23 Kantian Case Analysis  
Monday, 10/28 Contractarianism I  
Wednesday, 10/30 Contractarianism II Case II Assigned
Monday, 11/04 Contractarian Case Analysis  
Wednesday, 11/06 Virtue Ethics  
Monday, 11/11 Principles of Moral Normative Analysis Case II Due
Wednesday, 11/13 Examination III  
Monday, 11/18 The Principle of Analogy  
Wednesday, 11/20 Paternalism and Autonomy Case III Assigned
Monday, 11/25 Moral Normative Case Analysis I  
Wednesday, 11/27 Thanksgiving Holiday  
Monday, 12/02 Moral Normative Case Analysis II Case III Due; Case IV Assigned
Wednesday, 12/04 Closing Remarks  
Thursday, 12/05 Reading Day  
Monday, 12/09 Office Hours 10:00-1:00  
Tuesday, 12/10 Office Hours 10:00-1:00  
Wednesday, 12/11 Office Hours 10:00-1:00; Examination IV 1:45-4:15 Case IV Due