Spring 2014 Ethics Course Questions

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Major Course Research Questions

  1. What is the nature of ethics? What is the origin and ground of values?
  2. How are moral values related to other kinds of valuing that humans engage in?
  3. What is the good life?
  4. What kind of theory is a moral theory?
  5. How is our psychology related to our moral valuation and behavior?
  6. What are the major theoretical approaches to ethics?
  7. What is justice?
  8. What are our obligations to others in need of assistance?
  9. How does our ethics affect our politics?