Courses

Ethics

Philosophy (PHIL)
Course outline

1300

3


Ethics, utilizing the foundation of moral thinking dating back to the Classical Greeks, examines the thinking of the great philosophers of history and applies these concepts to contemporary problems facing today's citizens. Current moral issues are examined using the traditional concepts of good, right, duty, and responsibility. Using ethical theories such as consequentialism, virtue ethics, deontological ethics, and the thinking of Hume, Hobbes, Kant, Bentham, and others, the student will develop a personal perspective for dealing with today's moral dilemmas. Students apply critical thinking skills to the development of an objective, empathic, value-based view of the world. MNTC goal area:(6)Humanties and Fine Arts, Area A and (9)Ethic and Civic Responsibility. Credits: 3(3 lecture/0 lab)