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PHIL 451 - Consequentialism and its Critics (3)


According to Consequentialism, the rightness or wrongness of an action, law, or institution is determined by the value of its consequences.  While typically taken for granted in public policy debates, it is often rejected as an adequate moral theory, because it is too demanding in what it requires of moral agents and deviates too far from commonsense morality.  This course starts with its classical formulation - Utilitarianism - and then looks at contemporary variants developed in response to these and other criticisms.

Grading: Graded/Pass Fail/Audit
Course ID: 102690
Consent: No Special Consent Required
Components: Lecture
Prerequisite/Corequisite: You must have completed one Philosophy course with a grade of 'C' or better.



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