24.02 Moral Problems and the Good Life


Class Info

Introduction to important philosophical debates about moral issues and what constitutes a good life: What is right, what is wrong, and why? How important are personal happiness, longevity, and success if one is to live a good life? When is it good for you to get what you want? To what extent are we morally obliged to respect the rights and needs of others? What do we owe the poor, the discriminated, our loved ones, animals and fetuses?

This class has no prerequisites.

24.02 will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by K. Setiya.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 32-141.

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

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Moral Problems and the Good Life site.

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