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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: PHI                                     Course Number: 400                                    
Course Title: Senior Seminar in Ethics
Subject: Philosophy
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course is an advanced seminar in ethical theory. Each seminar will be defined by a topic that considers both meta-ethical and normative ethical issues. Topics in meta-ethics may include: Do moral facts exist? Are there moral intuitions? Are we free to always act on the strongest desire? Is there such a thing as moral responsibility? Topics in normative ethics may include: How ought one to act? Do human beings have moral obligations to nonhuman animals? What role should religion play in ethics? The class will offer intensive readings on a topic selected by the professor as well as instruction and practice in the process of philosophical research and writing.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 201, PHI 210, PHI 330 Philosophical Modernity
Start Date:    01/31/2011                         End Date: