24.231 Ethics

Class Info

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 be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by T. Schapiro.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 56-162.

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

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, 24.231 was rated 6.2 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Ethics site or on the 24.231 Stellar site.

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