Philosophy | Introduction to Ethics
P140 | 3746 | Baron


These sections of Introduction to Ethics are designed to stimulate
reflection about a number of issues in ethics and political
philosophy.  Readings will include both great classics and
contemporary philosophical writings, and we will also read some
excerpts of legal cases.  Topics will include abortion, free speech,
oppression, tolerance, capital punishment, and the relationship
between morality and the
law.

Students are advised that this course demands critical thinking,
close reading, and clear expository writing.  While designed as a
introduction, the material is by nature often demanding and
difficult.

Students will take an in-class midterm, write one paper, and take an
essay final, in addition to completing some short homework
assignments.

Required textbook: J.S. Mill, On Liberty.