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Human Rights and The Greatest Good: Classical Ethical Decision Theories

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This course will examine competing ethical theories.  We will concentrate on John Stuart Mill’s utilitarian (happiness-based) and Immanuel Kant’s deontological (duty-based) approaches to creating a moral system.  Time permitting, we will look briefly at related insights from other thinkers such as Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and John Rawls.

Class Details

3 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

W&M Kaplan Arena

Bill Rhodes 



Please read:  Reading: Required: Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals by Immanuel Kant, ISBN-13: 9780872201668. Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill, ISBN-13: 9780872206052. Reading: Suggested: The Elements of Moral Philosophy by James Rachels.



Registration Closes On
Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/26/2018 - 11/9/2018 Weekly - Fri 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Williamsburg, W&M Kaplan Arena  Map Bill Rhodes