Thursday, April 01, 2010

Welcome to Introduction to Ethics

This course will likely be different from what you would expect from other schools, like LCC or the U of O.
  • We will NOT take ethics to be an exercise in moral dilemmas, immediately jump into debate, with a new dilemma every week.
  • We WILL take time to survey the various ethical theories that emerge from various worldviews. We will then see how they provide different choices for action.
  • We will spend time considering an older conception of ethics, which takes character as the starting point, rather than dilemmas.

So welcome, and expect to read and talk a lot about some very engaging topics. Even more, strive to grow in virtue, and be an agent of goodness in the world around you!

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