PH405 ETHICS

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Mondays 1:15-4:00pm

Fall

Pre-Theology
Pre-Theology II
Philosophy

This course is designed to introduce the most influential, moral theories in the history of philosophy. It begins by examining the moral realism of Plato and proceeds to consider the ethical theories of Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, Mill and Scheler. Particular emphasis will be given to Aquinas’ natural law philosophy and to the themes of virtue, freedom, and happiness. The course will culminate in a treatment of the personalist approach to ethics developed by contemporary philosophers such as Karol Wojtyla.