21L.450 Leadership, Ethics, and Literature


Class Info

Examination of literary works to explore competing ethical concepts and the ethical implications of certain actions and commitments. Topics include origins of morality, ideals of justice, the nature of the virtues, notions of responsibility, ethics and politics, and the ethics of extreme situations. Philosophic texts by Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Kant. Narrative and dramatic texts by Sophocles, Shakespeare, Swift, Ibsen, Shaw, Dostoyevsky, and Conrad, as well as some Biblical materials.

This class has no prerequisites.

21L.450 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by A. Kibel.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

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