Seminar (PHIL663): Classics
Prof. Max Rosenkrantz
Mondays · 5:30pm–8:15pm · LA5–246
This course will be devoted to a reading of classic pieces in 20th century Anglo-American ethical theory, starting with selections from G. E. Moore’s Principia Ethica (1903) and working forward in chronological order. The writers we will study include H. A. Prichard, W. D. Ross, C. L. Stevenson, A. J. Ayer, J. L. Mackie, and even some whose first names are not two initials (I’m looking at you, G. E. M. Anscombe!). Given the nature of the historical path that we will be following, we are also likely to read works in political and legal philosophy by Rawls, Dworkin, Hart, and Raz (last names only for this bunch).
This course is very much under construction. The details may change but the basic design will not.