Mar 29, 2023
PHI 105 - Introduction to Ethics PHI 1105.
Description: Examination of the nature of morality and specific moral issues. Questions explored include: What is the foundation of morality? What makes actions either right or wrong? What does it mean to be a good person? What gives life meaning? Why should we try to do the right thing? Topics include: abortion, war, euthanasia, animal rights, happiness, the meaning of life, environmental rights, poverty, sex, feminism, racism, free speech, torture, and the law.
Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency
General Education Competency: Diversity; Critical Thinking
- Critical thinking and moral reasoning
- The nature and history of moral theories
- The relationship between religion and morality
- The relationship between science and morality
- Application of moral reasoning to contemporary issues
- Analyze moral arguments (1-5)
- Compare major moral theories (2)
- Identify the relationship between religion and morality. (3)
- Identify the relationship between science and morality. (4)
- Argue for a moral position. (5)