Ethics: Philosophy of Right or Wrong

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Are inequalities of wealth unjust? Do we have obligations of care for our natural environment? Is abortion morally permissible? Are these even questions that have objective answers or must they always be matters of opinion? This course will explore a long philosophical tradition of taking these questions seriously as things one might be right or wrong about. We will examine them systematically, with an emphasis on rigorous argumentation and analyzing the assumptions behind different positions. Readings will come from philosophers of historical and contemporary significance, and will consider a variety of moral issues in current society. Students will be asked to challenge their own ethical positions and will develop skills of critical thinking, respectful discussion and clear writing.

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This course is run in partnerships with the Philosophy Department at UW–Madison.

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Application opens: Nov. 29, 2022
Deadline: Apply by May 1, 2023

Tuition deadlines

The first half of tuition is due by May 15, 2023. The second half of tuition is due by June 1, 2023.

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