Introduction to Ethics

Introduction to Ethics

Introduction to Ethics

A first course in moral normative analysis.

PHIL 2306.003: Introduction to Ethics

Spring 2023
Don Berkich
TR 2:00 - 3:15, CI-112

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, 1/17 Introductory Remarks
Thursday, 1/19 Case Discussions and Moral Dilemmas
Tuesday, 1/24 Basic Logic Concepts
Thursday, 1/26 Logic and Theoretical Analysis
Tuesday, 1/31 Relativism I: Cultural Ethical Relativism
Thursday, 2/2 Relativism II: Simple Ethical Subjectivism
Tuesday, 2/7 Examination I
Thursday, 2/9 Moral Theology II: Divine Command Theory
Tuesday, 2/14 Moral Theology III: Natural Law Theory
Thursday, 2/16 Utilitarianism I
Tuesday, 2/21 Utilitarianism II: Act Utilitarian Case Analysis
Thursday, 2/23 Utilitarianism III
Tuesday, 2/28 Utilitarianism IV: Rule Utilitarian Case Analysis
Thursday, 3/2 Examination II
Tuesday, 3/7 Deontology
Thursday, 3/9 Deontological Case Analysis
Tuesday, 3/14 Spring Break
Thursday, 3/16 Spring Break
Tuesday, 3/21 Contractarianism
Thursday, 3/23 Contractarian Case Analysis
Tuesday, 3/28 Virtue Ethics and Its Application
Thursday, 3/30 Principles of Moral Normative Analysis
Tuesday, 4/4 Examination III
Thursday, 4/6 The Principle of Analogy
Tuesday, 4/11 Paternalism and Autonomy
Thursday, 4/13 Principled Case Analysis
Tuesday, 4/18 Multi-Modal Moral Normative Case Analysis I
Thursday, 4/20 Multi-Modal Moral Normative Case Analysis II
Tuesday, 4/25 Multi-Modal Moral Normative Case Analysis III
Thursday, 4/27 Multi-Modal Moral Normative Case Analysis IV
Tuesday, 5/2 Closing Remarks
Thursday, 5/4 Reading Day
Tuesday, 5/9 Examination IV (1:45-4:15)