PHIL 4311W: History of Moral Theories

3 CreditsWriting Intensive

Is human nature fundamentally selfish or are we sympathetic creatures? What is free will and do we have it? Do moral principles have a rational basis or are our moral judgments expressions of feelings? Should morality be thought of in terms of acting on principle or producing good outcomes? We will focus on these and other questions as they are explored in primary texts from the early modern history of western philosophy. prereq: 1003 or instr consent

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