Philosophical Ethics

Course NamePhilosophical Ethics
Course CodePHI381 / PHI581
DescriptionThis course will introduce students to methods and problems of contemporary moral philosophy. Its primary focus is on the development of moral reasoning skills and the application of those skills to contemporary moral issues. We will read and discuss major classical and contemporary works of philosophical ethics, and will debate controversial moral dilemmas, taking into account contemporary pluralistic and global context of moral thinking.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Comprehend and have a clear understanding of the main philosophical attempts to conceptualize our fundamental ethical intuitions
– Outline, analyze and criticize the arguments put forward by the greatest moral thinkers of humanity
– Apply critical thinking and reasoning skills to ethical issues in a variety of contemporary contexts
SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences
LevelBachelor / Master
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS
PrerequisitesPHI125; PHI600