PHL 200 Ethical Theory, 3 credits

This course investigates the basic issues and problems encountered in the field of ethical theory. These issues include the prescriptive/descriptive distinction, the motivation for morality, virtue vs. rule-based ethics, deontological vs. consequentialist theories, moral psychology, and meta-ethical analysis. As a philosophical reflection upon our moral experience, special emphasis is placed upon rational justification for the stances we take in these issues.

Fall and Spring

Prerequisite: PHL 100