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PHIL 120 Ethics and Reasoning

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    Oct 18, 2016
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    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    It is a stimulating exercise of the mind.It allows the student to appreciate that wisdom was not necessarily what it seemed when examined in the famous philosophers of old.If you are sharp you learn to detect fallacies in the structure of some the ethical reasoning that forms the basis of much of modern thought.You will be delighted to realize that you are just a valid a thinker as many of them. Yes you are.

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    The course established three basic schools of moral reasoning about what makes an action good or bad. It compared hedonism, rationalism and virtue. then it moved on to meta-ethics which is and examination of the reasoning behind moral thought of philosophers through the ages.It is a chronology of the gradual development of mans effort to establish a secular morality, i order to ease his rejection of thoughts of a supernatural being living in a spiritual realm beyond our reach.

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    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    Take several basic philosophy courses before you come and start the course with a clear understanding of who you are. The course will swallow you up otherwise.

    • Fall 2015
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    • Background Knowledge Expected Always Do the Reading Requires Lots of Research


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