Major Ethics Course Questions

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  1. What are moral values and where do they come from?
  2. How are moral values related to other kinds of valuing that humans engage in?
  3. What kind of theory is a moral theory? (meta-level question)
  4. What are the major theoretical approaches to ethics?
  5. How is our psychology and identity related to our moral valuation and behavior?
  6. To what extent is being moral about resisting our psychology vs. working with it?
  7. What is justice?
  8. What are our obligations to others in need of assistance?
  9. How are personal and political morality related?
  10. What is political and moral difference?
  11. How should I think about and interact with people who hold very different moral, political, or religious outlooks than I do?
  12. Are there cultural values that most or all cultures identify with "being civilized"?