Classical Ethical TheoryAutumn 1999

Note: This course has been cancelled for the Spring 1999 semester. Look for it to be offered in Autumn 1999.

Instructor: Richard Lee (Office hours)
Course number: PHIL 4123 (SAFARI number: 02730)
Time: MWF 10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Room: MAIN 208

Brief Description:
Why did Kant think it was wrong to make promises one has no intention of keeping? Why did Mill think it better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied? What would Aristotle say about the responsibility of a drunk driver for a resultant fatal accident? It is questions of this nature that will be addressed in this course. It will involve a careful examination of what the greatest minds in western civilization before 1900 had to say about happiness and right and wrong.
Text:
Newberry, Paul A., editor, Theories of Ethics (Mayfield, 1999)

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Richard Lee, rlee@comp.uark.edu, last modified: 30 October 1998