Beyond IQ

Introduction to Ethics

  • 13 Apr 2021
  • 04 May 2021
  • 4 sessions
  • 13 Apr 2021, 4:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • 20 Apr 2021, 4:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • 27 Apr 2021, 4:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • 04 May 2021, 4:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • online
  • 15

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Instructor: Sabrina Weiss

Days and Times Tuesdays, 4pm, 4 weeks, starting April 13th.

Ages 12 through Adult

Course Description

What is right, and what is wrong?  These are questions that every society wrestles with every day.  Each of us makes decisions about the right thing to do, but we often don’t know why we do it. 

This course will explore Western ethical thought through a philosophical approach using case studies that are commonly taught at the college level.  We will discuss different ways that philosophers determine what is right and wrong, and connect those to current events, policy, and historical contexts. Discussion heavy course with recommended readings from online sources like the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy


Outline

Why do we need ethics? 

Read and Discuss: The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas

Greatest Good for the Greatest Number: Utilitarianism and Consequentialism

Duty and Rights: Deontological Ethics
What Would Yoda Do?: Virtue Ethics

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