Is morality simply a matter of opinion? In this course we’ll examine several influential attempts to provide a rational foundation for morality, along with Nietzsche’s wholesale rejection of these efforts. Readings will include work by Plato, Hobbes, Kant, Mill, Nietzsche, and contemporary authors.
The Class: Type: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: participation in discussion; short response papers; four 5-page papers
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Enrollment Preference: first-years and sophomores and students who need to fulfill their 100-level requirement for the philosophy major
Department Notes: meets 100-level PHIL major requirement
Distributions: Division II; Writing-Intensive;