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Background Knowledge Expected
Lots of Writing
This class was tough.
It provided a good basis with which to connect different ideas of ethics to the politics I will be further studying down the line.
The greatest thing I learned was the difference between consequentialism and Kantian ethics which emphasize either result based ethics or looking at the intentions of an action to determine its moral worth. This is easy to apply in real life as many of the decisions an individual makes everyday revolves around their beliefs on which of these two ethical doctrines are more sound. This can even be traced back to the core of the debate between Conservatives and Liberals on social issues. Wonderful for someone who is interested in politics or just understanding the human condition.
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Advice for students:
Do the homework. If you don't understand the material, don't be afraid to make use of google and YouTube. They are good supplements. Be prepared for it to be difficult and work through it.