Systematic study of central theories in ethics, including egoism, act and rule utilitarianism, intuitionism, emotivism, rights theories, and contractualism. Discussion and readings also focus on problems associated with moral conflicts, justice, the relationship between rightness and goodness, objective vs. subjective moral judgments, moral truth, and relativism.
This class has no prerequisites.
24.231 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by T. Schapiro.
Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-163.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-M.
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