2022-2023 Catalog

PHIL 211 Historical Foundations of Moral Theory

This course will explore how central figures in the history of moral philosophy grapple with fundamental questions, such as: What is the best life for a human being? Should I be good? Can I be good? What are our obligations to others, both friends and strangers? Philosophers covered will include Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Mill, and Nietzsche.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Pre-1800