This class was tough.
I would recommend this course to someone who genuinely enjoys philosophy, and who will take the time to read the course material.
The greatest highlight of this course is that it makes you question your beliefs of right and wrong. For example, suppose you are wandering in a rainforest and you happen to stumble upon a man in a uniform. The uniformed man is about to shoot and kill twenty village people, but he says if you will kill one, he will let the others go free. Would it be morally right to shoot the one? It was these types of questions that I enjoyed discussing the most. In this course, I learned the views of well known philosophers on their respective ethical theories. Some of the theories we covered included Utilitarianism, Deontology, and Kantian ethics.
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Advice for students:
In order to pass his exams, it is paramount that you are able to answer the questions using his terms and jargon! It is not enough to just understand the information, you must also be able to articulate it in a timely fashion. To prepare for exams, I highly suggest writing out the answers to his study questions on paper before the exam.