PHIL 2415

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Many traditional philosophical problems about morality are being illuminated by current work in psychology and neuroscience. We will examine how several such issues (moral judgment, agency, the self, and punishment) can be informed by recent empirical work. We will consider both the philosophical principles of morality and the psychological data concerning the way that people think, judge, and act when dealing with moral issues.  We will consider how people make moral judgment, that is, how we determine whether something is right or wrong.  We will also focus on the practical implications (if any) the science of morality might have on the ways we think about free will and responsibility.

When Offered Fall.

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10150PHIL 2415  LEC 001

  • 10151PHIL 2415  DIS 201