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[PHIL 220] Ethical Theory

A critical engagement with major theories in normative ethics, both in their classical sources and in the development of the theories by contemporary moral philosophers. These theories all explore what it means to live and act rightly, to be an agent and live responsibly. Particular attention will be paid to Aristotelian virtue ethics, Kantian deontological ethics, and utilitarianism.

Course Title

Ethical Theory

Course Code

PHIL 220



Fulfills Domain/Capstone Requirements



Prerequisite: Philosophy 110 or 115, or consent of instructor.


Offered every third semester.

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