Introduction to Ethics

Introduction to Ethics

A first course in moral normative analysis.

PHIL 2306.B05: Introduction to Ethics

Spring 2021
Don Berkich
TR 2:00 - 3:15, RFEB-106

Schedule

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 1/26 Introductory Remarks  
Thursday 1/28 Case Discussion  
Tuesday 2/2 Basic Logic Concepts  
Thursday 2/4 Logic and Theoretical Analysis  
Tuesday 2/9 Relativism I: Cultural Ethical Relativism  
Thursday 2/11 Relativism II: Simple Ethical Subjectivism  
Tuesday 2/16 Class Canceled Due to Cold Weather  
Thursday 2/18 Class Canceled Due to Cold Weather  
Tuesday 2/23 Moral Theology I: Divine Command Theory (a)  
Thursday 2/25 Moral Theology II: Divine Command Theory (b)  
Tuesday 3/2 Moral Theology III: Natural Law Theory  
Thursday 3/4 Utilitarianism I Case Study I Assigned
Tuesday 3/9 Utilitarianism II  
Thursday 3/11 Utilitarian Case Analysis  
Tuesday 3/16 Deontology Case Study I Due
Thursday 3/18 Deontological Case Analysis  
Tuesday 3/23 Contractarianism Case Study II Assigned
Thursday 3/25 Contractarian Case Analysis  
Tuesday 3/30 Principles of Moral Normative Analysis & Virtue Ethics  
Thursday 4/1 The Principle of Analogy Case Study II Due
Tuesday 4/6 Paternalism and Autonomy  
Thursday 4/8 Principled Case Analysis Case Study III Assigned
Tuesday 4/13 Multi-Modal Moral Normative Case Analysis I  
Thursday 4/15 Multi-Modal Moral Normative Case Analysis II  
Tuesday 4/20 Multi-Modal Moral Normative Case Analysis III Case Study III Due
Thursday 4/22 Multi-Modal Moral Normative Case Analysis IV  
Tuesday 4/27 Multi-Modal Moral Normative Case Analysis V  
Thursday 4/29 Multi-Modal Moral Normative Case Analysis VI Case Study IV Assigned
Tuesday 5/4 Concluding Remarks  
Thursday 5/6 Reading Day  
Tuesday, 5/11   Case Study IV Due