Philosophy | Introduction to Ethics
P140 | 13470 | Blake
This section of P140 will focus both on exploring answers to ethical
questions, and on the role of ethics itself.
We will begin the course by looking at particular ethical dilemmas
and our own responses to them, before turning to look at answers
given by the three major branches of Western ethics -- deontology,
utilitarianism, and virtue ethics -- as well as looking at answers
given by Classical Chinese philosophers.
In examining the role of ethics, we will ask, among other things,
whether it's possible or even desirable to come to ethical
agreement, and whether ethics should concern itself with the public
or private spheres.