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PHL212 Ethics

An historical introduction through reading of the great moral philosophers in the western tradition, with a focus on theories of value, obligation, and responsibility. Particular topics include: hedonism, utilitarianism, egoism, relativism, subjectivism, emotivism, nihilism, naturalism, intuitionism, divine command ethics and contract theories, figures include: Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Bentham, Kant, Mill, and Nietzche.

Credit Hours: 3