Ethical Theory (PHIL363)
Itzel Aurora Garcia
Wednesdays · 5:30pm–8:15pm · LA5–171
What makes an action good or bad? When does it make sense to hold people, or groups of people, morally responsible for their actions? Ethical theories attempt to answer these questions, and others, by providing frameworks we may use to analyze human behavior in terms of right and wrong. This course will focus on one such theory—it suggests “goodness” may be traced back to a person’s will—and will critically assess it in light of traditional and contemporary objections, and in light of the view’s influence on approaches to issues of justice.
This course also satisfies GE categories C2, D3, F (writing).