Philosophy | Introduction to Ethics
P140 | 20458 | Shapshay


What is a good life?  What is the right thing to do?  Are there any
objective moral standards, or are moral norms only relative to a
culture or individual?  These are some of the fundamental questions
of ethics.  In this course we will study the classic ethical
theorists who address these questions: Plato, Aristotle, Bentham,
Mill and Kant, as well as more contemporary versions of these
theories and topics such as cultural relativism and feminist ethics.
Toward the end of the course, we turn to some hotly contested
practical issues: affirmative action, and responses to international
terrorism.