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PHIL 302 - Ethical Theory


Description:
Offers an overview of the content and justification of historical approaches to ethical theory. Includes a critical assessment of those theories and a discussion of current approaches to ethical theory.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain and analyses the content of three major ethical theories: Kantianism, Utilitarianism, and Virtue Ethics.
  • Identify the foundational assumptions that each of these theories rests upon.
  • Apply the major ethical theories to issues in contemporary society.
  • Articulate criticisms of the major ethical theories.
  • Identify and explain contemporary movements in ethical theory (for example feminist ethics, contractualism, value theory, error theory, emotivism, etc.).
  • Explain how contemporary movements in ethical theory are a response to criticisms of both the content and assumptions of the major ethical theories.

Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
2/1/2013

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