Introduction to Ethics

Syllabus (Spring 2018)  

MATERIAL FOR THE FINAL TEST:

  • basic stuff about utilitarianism (because we apply this theory to cases);
  • deontology;
  • legalization of marijuana; 
  • capital punishment. 

Make sure to go over additional resources including reviews and homework. The dates are at the bottom of syllabus.

Best of luck!

Test updates and homework (Fall 2018)  

Lecture 1: What Is Morality? 

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  Lecture 2: The Challenge of Cultural Relativism 

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 Lecture 3: Psychological and Ethical Egoism  

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 Lecture 4: Utilitarianism 

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Lecture 5: Deontology, Kant, and Ethics of Respect for Persons

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Extended Examples of using ethical theories:

Euthanasia

Marijuana

Capital Punishment

Nonhuman Animals