Philosophy | Contempory Ethical Theories
P540 | 24875 | Toh


This is a course on the issues of autonomy and normative thinking,
and their interrelationships.  Some central issues we are likely to
consider are: what constitutes autonomy? how is autonomy related to
our capacity for normative judgments? how is autonomy related to our
moral commitments? how are the cases of weakness of will and contra-
normative behavior to be conceived in relation to fully autonomous
actions?  We will definitely spend some time looking closely at the
writings of Harry Frankfurt, Gary Watson, Michael Bratman, David
Velleman, and Joseph Raz.  We are also likely to read the works of:
Jay Wallace, Michael Stocker, Bernard Williams, Michael Smith, T.M.
Scanlon, and Richard Moran.