PHIL 123
Objectivity in Ethics Spring 2020 (also offered Fall 2019)
Division II Writing Skills

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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: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 3492
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: participation in discussion; short response papers; four 5-page papers, evenly spaced throughout the semester
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: first-years and sophomores and students who need to fulfill their 100-level requirement for the philosophy major
Unit Notes: meets 100-level PHIL major requirement
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills
WS Notes: Four 5-page papers, evenly spaced throughout the semester. Students will receive from the instructor timely comments on their writing skills, with suggestions for improvement.

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