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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 en_US
dc.coverage.temporal Fall 2006 en_US 2006-12
dc.identifier 24.02-Fall2006
dc.identifier local: 24.02
dc.identifier local: 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_US
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dc.subject pleasure en_US
dc.subject desire en_US
dc.subject satisfaction en_US
dc.subject objectivity en_US
dc.subject environmentalism en_US
dc.subject animal rights en_US
dc.subject immortality en_US
dc.subject egoism en_US
dc.subject skepticism en_US
dc.subject relativism en_US
dc.subject toleration en_US
dc.subject utilitarianism en_US
dc.subject deontology en_US
dc.subject virtue en_US
dc.subject moral theory en_US
dc.subject global justice en_US
dc.subject equality en_US
dc.subject social justice en_US
dc.subject race en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject poverty en_US
dc.subject sex en_US
dc.subject welfare en_US
dc.subject freedom en_US
dc.subject famly en_US
dc.subject vengeance en_US
dc.subject retribution en_US
dc.subject reform en_US
dc.subject punishment en_US
dc.subject prison en_US
dc.subject body en_US
dc.subject Michel Foucault en_US
dc.subject John Stuart Mill en_US
dc.subject death penalty en_US
dc.subject gay marriage en_US
dc.subject sexuality en_US
dc.title 24.02 Moral Problems and the Good Life, Fall 2006 en_US
dc.title.alternative Moral Problems and the Good Life en_US

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