Sara L. Goering
Asks what we fundamentally require of ourselves and others if we are to live together in morally acceptable ways by discussing moral qualities as they appear in various arenas. Topics include: autonomy, respect, integrity, and trust.
This course aims to introduce graduate and professional students from a wide range of backgrounds to some common moral questions and to provide a basic philosophical framework for thinking about related issues that arise within their own disciplines or fields. Topics will include moral status, autonomy, respect, integrity, trust, responsibility and forgiveness. Students will submit weekly critical reading questions, complete an argument outline and present it to the class one week, produce a paper proposal and annotated bibliography, and write a term paper with a required and graded draft. TEXTS: Setting the Moral Compass Calhoun, ed., Respect: An Exploration, Lawrence-Lightfoot
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