Ethics I | Dominican University College

Ethics I

Ethics is a central concern of philosophy. Ethics, moral or practical philosophy, represents a main concern of philosophical thinking. In this course, students will discover, analyse and criticize the main approaches to Ethics, developed by philosophers through history. They will define, analyse and criticize some of the fundamental concepts of ethics, such as good and evil, virtue, human action, good life, values, utility and duty. Through discussions in class and in a web study group, they will identify and evaluate ethical approaches deployed in various contemporary debates. The course will take the form of a historical survey, with a selection of texts from the most notable approaches and authors in the discipline, for example, Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Stuart Mills and others. The evaluation plan for this course will be based on participation in class and online, as well as written and oral essays and exams.

Credits: 
3
Language: 
English
Faculty: 
Philosophy
Semester: 
Fall
Time: 
Tuesday, 8:30-11:20 a.m.
Room Number: 
219
Academic Year: 
2018-19
Level: 
Undergraduate
Course Code: 
DPHY 2560
Program: 
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a minor in Ethics
Bachelor of Arts with a Concentration in Philosophy
Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Philosophy and in Theology
Bachelor of Arts, major in Philosophy & minor in Theology
Bachelor of Philosophy
Bachelor of Philosophy with a minor in Ethics
Certificate in Philosophy
Certificate in Philosophy (Applied Ethics)