|Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Luke Russell|
Classes: one 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial per week
Assessment: one 2500 word essay and one 2000 word take-home exam
Textbooks: Readings available from the University Copy Centre.
|After a brief survey of normative ethics, we consider the following: How should we evaluate motives and emotions? What are virtue, vice and weakness of will? Are any actions or persons evil? When should we feel guilty or ashamed? What is moral luck? Has natural selection designed us to be moral, or do we learn to be good? Is there any objective truth in morality, or are moral claims somehow subjective or culturally relative? Is morality merely a useful fiction?|