PHIL 313 - International Ethics (VT)
Nations increasingly come into contact with one another in a common international arena, and these encounters raise a host of important moral questions: Are there moral standards that apply across all human communities, and if so, how specific are they? Do all human beings have rights, and if they do, what are they? What duties do wealthy countries have to aid poor ones? Are there moral constraints on how war must be conducted, and if so, what are they? In this course students engage with the work of contemporary theorists exploring these and related questions.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Recommended: At least one course in ethics or political theory is recommended.
Area of Inquiry: Human Thought and Expression
Liberal Arts CORE: Global Engagements
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