Acadia University Calendar
2020 - 2021
Philosophy


PHIL 2313
ETHICAL THEORY
This course examines some of the central ethical theories of the Western tradition, including consequentialism, deontology, virtue theory, social contract theory, theories of justice, egoism, relativism, ethics of care. We consider the nature of moral values, what motivates moral behaviour, how to justify moral beliefs, the role of reason, emotions, society and the desire for happiness in moral decision-making. Antirequisite: Credit cannot be obtained for Phil 2306 and Phil 2313/ Phil 2323.

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