Philosophy | Contemporary Ethical Theories
P540 | 3384 | Moody-Adams


This course is a survey of some fundamental problems in twentieth-century
ethical theory.  Attention will be given to developments in meta-ethics, including
moral realism and moral relativism.  The course also takes up important
developments in normative moral theory, such as the revival of virtue theory and
debates about moral responsibility and moral luck.  Finally, the course discusses
recent incarnations of skepticism about philosophical ethics in the work of
contemporary "anti-theorists."

Requirements will include class discussion and the writing of several papers.