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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: PHI                                     Course Number: 102                                    
Course Title: Ethical Foundations of the Just Society
Subject: Philosophy
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


Ethics is the discipline that asks the questions: ?what is the right thing to do?? And ?how do we know it is right?? The course looks at some of the most influential theories of rightness and goodness, and then applies these theories to questions of relevance to the creation and maintenance of a modern, just society, such as: How do we educate people to be good; Is goodness something all humans hold in common, or is it merely the name we give to whatever our individual cultures judge to be good; And how do our individual differences, such as race, sex, gender, wealth, and time and place of birth, affect our ethical interactions.

Start Date:    01/30/2013                         End Date: