21L.450 Leadership, Ethics, and Literature

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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 be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by A. Kibel.

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

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