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Course Description

ONLINE: What goes through your mind when you are trying to do "what's right”? How can you tell when “justice has been served”? What makes a “good citizen”? In this discussion-based course, we are concerned with how we reason when we decide which course of action we can justify morally. Philosophers through the ages have proposed a variety of methods to account for moral value, such as utilitarian, duty-based, social contract and virtue-based methods. We will read Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel's book “Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?," covering one of its 10 chapters each week. Sandel's book is accessible, filled with case studies and examples, and genuinely fun to read. Students can expect to become more discerning about the complexity of moral reasoning and know what questions to raise when approaching difficult issues. | Facilitated discussion.

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Section Title
Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?
Type
Online - Zoom
Days
T
Time
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Dates
Jan 30, 2024 to Apr 02, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
12.5
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
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Section Notes

Please note: Students will read one of 10 chapters per class session.

Required reading:
Michael J. Sandel, "Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?" (9780374532505)

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