PHIL 419 - Contemporary Moral Theory
Focuses on questions about the status of moral value (whether it is objective or subjective, and in what sense) and questions about the respective roles of reason and sensibility in moral judgment and moral motivation. The central concern is how best to understand and explain the metaphysics, epistemology, and semantics of moral value. Is there moral knowledge? Are values grounded in feeling or desire? Are there moral facts? Students explore the basic character of moral judgment and moral language, with special attention to developments during recent decades. The seminar is primarily for majors in philosophy.
Prerequisites: Three courses in philosophy, including a course in ethics
Major/Minor Restrictions: Only Philosophy & Religion, Philosophy Majors and Minors
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Human Thought and Expression
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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