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24.02 Moral Problems and the Good Life, Fall 2006

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Show simple item record Haslanger, Sally Anne
dc.coverage.temporal Fall 2006 2009-11-26T07:19:32Z 2009-11-26T07:19:32Z 2006-12
dc.identifier 24.02-Fall2006
dc.identifier.other 24.02
dc.identifier.other IMSCP-MD5-f836df7426976af4fa7585a7072729e1
dc.description.abstract Subject examines classic texts from the history of Western moral philosophy, and their answers to the question of what is the best way to live. These texts include works by Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Hume, Kant, and J. S. Mill. Among the questions that arise are: What is it to have a good life? How important is moral integrity, personal happiness, individual autonomy, and self expression, if one is to live in the best way that one can? Emphasis on close analysis and the evaluation of philosophical ideas and arguments. Description from course home page: This course will focus on issues that arise in contemporary public debate concerning matters of social justice. Topics will likely include: euthanasia, gay marriage, racism and racial profiling, free speech, hunger and global inequality. Students will be exposed to multiple points of view on the topics and will be given guidance in analyzing the moral frameworks informing opposing positions. The goal will be to provide the basis for respectful and informed discussion of matters of common moral concern. en
dc.language.iso en-US
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dc.subject pleasure en
dc.subject desire en
dc.subject satisfaction en
dc.subject objectivity en
dc.subject environmentalism en
dc.subject animal rights en
dc.subject immortality en
dc.subject egoism en
dc.subject skepticism en
dc.subject relativism en
dc.subject toleration en
dc.subject utilitarianism en
dc.subject deontology en
dc.subject virtue en
dc.subject moral theory en
dc.subject global justice en
dc.subject equality en
dc.subject social justice en
dc.subject race en
dc.subject gender en
dc.subject poverty en
dc.subject sex en
dc.subject welfare en
dc.subject freedom en
dc.subject famly en
dc.subject vengeance en
dc.subject retribution en
dc.subject reform en
dc.subject punishment en
dc.subject prison en
dc.subject body en
dc.subject Michel Foucault en
dc.subject John Stuart Mill en
dc.subject death penalty en
dc.subject gay marriage en
dc.subject sexuality en
dc.title 24.02 Moral Problems and the Good Life, Fall 2006 en
dc.title.alternative Moral Problems and the Good Life en
dc.audience.educationlevel Undergraduate
dc.subject.cip 380101 en
dc.subject.cip Philosophy en

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