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Philosophy (PHIL)

Department of Philosophy Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

PHIL 3320 [0.5 credit]

Contemporary Ethical Theory

Critical study of modern ethical theories, their views on the nature of morality and the justification of moral claims. Topics may include utilitarianism, libertarianism, communitarianism, egoism, neo-Kantianism, virtue ethics, social contract ethics, feminist ethics, and moral rights.
Precludes additional credit for PHIL 2102.
Prerequisite: PHIL 2020 or PHIL 2101 or permission of the department.
Lectures three hours a week.

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