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FIF 216 History of Ethics

Course Description

Examine the history of moral philosophy in the Western world from ancient Greece to the present day. Gain a basic understanding of the most important ethical theories and controversies from this tradition with a basic comprehension of the historical contexts in which they developed and the key concepts involved. Special attention will be paid to Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Hobbes, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Mill. The readings will consist of extracts from the primary sources.


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