Introduction to Moral Philosophy
Instructor(s): Mulrooney, Sean
Course Code: 
SAT2707HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

This course is an historical examination of different philosophical approaches to morality. First, we will look at the foundations of Western morality found in Plato and Thomas Aquinas; then we will look at the Enlightenment approach of Immanuel Kant and at Friedrich Nietzsche's attack on Western morality, whether it be Platonic, Thomistic or Kantian. Due consideration will be given to the approaches of Emmanuel Lewinas and some Indigenous thinkers and see whether they are compatible with traditional Western morality and whether they can survive Nietzsche's scathing critique.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2019
Fall 2020
Fall 2018
Start Time: 
11:00
End Time: 
13:00
Hours per Week: 
2
Schedule: 
Thu
Minimum: 
8
Maximum: 
16
Additional Notes: 
Additional Evaluation: final exam.
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Readings
O
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Short Paper
Research Paper