January 9th Lecture Notes

January 9th Lecture Notes - Current Moral Problems Lecture...

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Current Moral Problems Lecture January 9 Mark Wicclair 258 Stansbury Hall 293-3641 ext. 33309 email:  mark.wicclair@mail.wvu.edu Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 2:15 – 3:45 eCampus URL:  https://ecampus.wvu.edu/ Course Objectives To facilitate an understanding of ethical issues and related concepts and arguments To counter the common belief that ethics is nothing more than subjective opinions and to  help students acquire an ability to engage in  ethical reasoning To help students develop/improve  analytical skills Why An Anthology With Opposing Views? Not   because ethics is nothing more than subjective opinions Two reasons: Ethical issues are the subject of debate and controversy. To facilitate the development of analytic skills in relation to ethics Ethics vs. Religion Religion: answers to ethical questions derive from “sacred texts” and religious principles. In a religiously diverse society, there is no common religious framework for addressing 
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHIL 130 taught by Professor Ernanimaghalhaes during the Fall '08 term at WVU.

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