Introduction to Ethics

Introduction to Ethics

A first course in moral normative analysis.

PHIL 2306.005: Introduction to Ethics

Spring 2019
Don Berkich
TR 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..

Tuesday 1/15 Introductory Remarks  
Thursday 1/17 Case Discussion  
Tuesday 1/22 Basic Logic Concepts  
Thursday 1/24 Logic and Theoretical Analysis  
Tuesday 1/29 Relativism I: Cultural Ethical Relativism  
Thursday 1/31 Relativism II: Simple Ethical Subjectivism  
Tuesday 2/05 Moral Theology I: Divine Command Theory (a)  
Thursday 2/07 Examination I  
Tuesday 2/12 Moral Theology II: Divine Command Theory (b)  
Thursday 2/14 Moral Theology III: Natural Law Theory  
Tuesday 2/19 Utilitarianism I  
Thursday 2/21 Utilitarianism II  
Tuesday 2/26 Examination II  
Thursday 2/28 Utilitarian Case Analysis  
Tuesday 3/05 Deontology I Case Analysis I Assigned
Thursday 3/07 Deontology II  
Tuesday 3/12 Spring Break  
Thursday 3/14 Spring Break  
Tuesday 3/19 Kantian Case Analysis Case Analysis I Due
Thursday 3/21 Contractarianism I  
Tuesday 3/26 Contractarianism II  
Thursday 3/28 Contractarian Case Analysis Case Analysis II Assigned
Tuesday 4/02 Examination III  
Thursday 4/04 Principles of Moral Normative Analysis & Virtue Ethics Case Analysis II Due
Tuesday 4/09 The Principle of Analogy  
Thursday 4/11 Paternalism and Autonomy Case Analysis III Assigned
Tuesday 4/16 Principled Case Analysis  
Thursday 4/18 Multi-Modal Moral Normative Case Analysis I Case Analysis III Due
Tuesday 4/23 Multi-Modal Moral Normative Case Analysis II Case Analysis IV Assigned
Thursday 4/25 Multi-Modal Moral Normative Case Analysis III  
Tuesday 4/30 Concluding Remarks  
Thursday 5/02 Reading Day  
Tuesday, 5/7 Final Examination 1:45-4:15 Case Analysis IV Due