Philosophy 13: Morality and Its Critics

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2014

If only implicitly, people appeal to moral standards all the time: when they think about whether they should eat meat, how much of their energy and resources they should dedicate to improving the world rather than pursuing their passions, or whether someone is being disrespectful or manipulative. This course will explore representative conceptions of the nature and significance of morality, with the aim of enabling students to think critically about what in these conceptions seem right to them.