Course Number 0618-1018-01
Course Name Introduction to Moral Philosophy
Academic Unit The Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities -
Lecturer Dr. Yair LevyContact
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Mode of Instruction Lecture
Credit Hours 2
Semester 2020/1
Day Mon
Hours 16:00-18:00
Fully online course Course is taught in English
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Short Course Description

The course will present the fundamental questions of moral philosophy and survey the central systematic approaches developed to address them. We shall explore themes from the three main sub-disciplines of ethics: metaethics (Is morality objective or is it a matter of personal taste or social convention? Does a moral judgment express one?s belief, preference, emotional response or what? And so on); normative ethics (Is some action morally right because its consequences are good, or because it discharges a moral duty, or again because a virtuous person tends to perform it?); and applied ethics (for instance, is it wrong to eat animals? What, if anything, justifies punishing criminals? Do we have a moral duty to give to the poor?)

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