PHI 153 - Ethics: Morality, Law and Politics3 Cr.
Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.
This course will raise the issue of the nature of ethics, morality and purposeful existence in relation to the nature of happiness and self satisfaction. We will read about and examine several of the great thinkers from Plato to Nietzsche. The questions of social responsibility and moral obligation will be raised. The issues of legal and social force, emotion and reason will be raised as they relate to moral problems. We will cover topics such as the nature of desire, duty, pleasure, pain, self respect, self esteem, personal interests, holiness, sinfulness, conscience and happiness.
Usually offered Spring semester
Pre-Requisites: AAC 042 and ENG 099 or waiver through testing
General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Humanities (H)
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