Introduction to Ethics

Introduction to Ethics

A first course in moral normative analysis.

PHIL 2306.001: Introduction to Ethics

Fall 2021
Don Berkich
TR 2:00 - 3:15, IH-163


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..

Tuesday 8/24 Introductory Remarks  
Thursday 8/26 Case Discussion  
Tuesday 8/31 Basic Logic Concepts  
Thursday 9/2 Logic and Theoretical Analysis  
Tuesday 9/7 Relativism I: Cultural Ethical Relativism  
Thursday 9/9 Relativism II: Simple Ethical Subjectivism  
Tuesday 9/14 Class Canceled Due to Tropical Storm Nicholas  
Thursday 9/16 Moral Theology I: Divine Command Theory (a)  
Tuesday 9/21 Moral Theology II: Divine Command Theory (b)  
Thursday 9/23 Moral Theology III: Natural Law Theory Take Home Midterm Examination Assigned
Tuesday 9/28 Utilitarianism I  
Thursday 9/30 Utilitarianism II Case Study I Assigned
Tuesday 10/5 Utilitarian Case Analysis  
Thursday 10/7 Deontology Take Home Midterm Examination Due
Tuesday 10/12 Deontological Case Analysis  
Thursday 10/14 Contractarianism Case Study I Due
Tuesday 10/19 Contractarian Case Analysis  
Thursday 10/21 Principles of Moral Normative Analysis & Virtue Ethics  
Tuesday 10/26 Principled Case Analysis Case Study II Assigned
Thursday 10/28 The Principle of Analogy  
Tuesday 11/2 Paternalism and Autonomy  
Thursday 11/4 Multi-Modal Moral Normative Case Analysis I Case Study II Due
Tuesday 11/9 Multi-Modal Moral Normative Case Analysis II  
Thursday 11/11 Multi-Modal Moral Normative Case Analysis III  
Tuesday 11/16 Multi-Modal Moral Normative Case Analysis IV Case Study III Assigned
Thursday 11/18 Multi-Modal Moral Normative Case Analysis V  
Tuesday 11/23 Multi-Modal Moral Normative Case Analysis VI  
Thursday 11/25 Thanksgiving Break  
Tuesday 11/30 Concluding Remarks Case Study III Due
Thursday 12/2 Reading Day  
Tuesday, 12/7 Final Examination (in class) 1:45-4:15