Lecture 1 Introduction Outline

Lecture 1 Introduction Outline - Introductions and business...

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Introduction to Ethics Summer School PHIL 102 1 Introductions and business Course booklet Tutorials Lecture Notes Readings Assessment 2 What is Philosophy? Content (what it’s about): common, central and contestable concepts Method : emphasis on reasoning, constructing arguments, testing arguments Appeal to power of argument rather than mere opinion or authority 3 Aims of this Course Introduce the ideas of some of the great thinkers in the Western Philosophical Tradition Model and encourage critical thinking skills Enable you to form your OWN assessments of the ideas of these thinkers (Vital for doing philosophy and for doing well in this course) Enable you to reFne your own ideas about ETHICS 4 What is Ethics? A branch of philosophy concerned with human conduct and its evaluation 5 Three areas of ethics Practical (Applied) Ethics Concentrates on questions about what we should do in practical situations Normative Ethics
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