PHIL 218 Introduction to Ethics

Ethics is the study of morality. It is central to issues relating to what a person should believe and how they should act. The investigation of morality occurs via an analysis of metaethics (the fundamental status of moral judgments), normative ethics (the nature of a right action and the nature of a virtuous person), and applied ethics (the application of normative ethics to particular moral issues). The areas are explored through the discussion of such issues as: Is morality relative to culture? Is morality independent of religion? Do the ends of one's action justify the means? What does it mean to be a virtuous person?




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