Introduction to Ethics (PHL105)

3.0 Semester Hours
IAI Code: H4 904 What's this?

A study of the principal ethical theories and concepts of human conduct and character, as well as a critical evaluation of these theories and concepts as they apply to particular moral issues and decisions. Students study ethical theories such as ethical egoism, utilitarianism, Kantianism, virtue ethics, Divine Command Theory, and moral relativism, and consider how these views apply to moral issues related to such topics as suicide, sex and marriage, war, terrorism, legal punishment, animal rights, the environment, and other current moral problems.

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