University of Stirling
Area of Study
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course is an introduction to the philosophical investigation of morality, which concentrates on normativeethics. Normative ethical theories are concerned with standards we can use to evaluate actions, people, andstates of affairs, from the moral point of view. Such theories attempt to specify and justify some ultimatestandard or principle of evaluation; they attempt to answer, in a rigorous and systematic way, questionsregarding what it is for an action to be right or wrong, a person good or evil, a state of affairs better or worse.We will focus on understanding and evaluating the three major moral theories: consequentialism, Kantiandeontology, and virtue ethics.
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