Junior and Senior Elective

What is the right thing to do? Is there always a right thing to do? How can we make fair laws? These questions, and others like them, have formed the core of Moral Philosophy for over 2000 years. In this course we will be examining the answers that great philosophers from ancient Greece to the present day have given to these questions. Schools of thought to be discussed include, but are not limited to, the virtue ethics of Aristotle, Kant’s deontology, and the utilitarianism of Bentham and Mill.