PHIL 101 : Morals and Society



Class Hours

3 lecture

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring, Summer


In this course, students will be introduced to the nature of philosophical inquiry by considering some of the most fundamental and controversial questions in moral philosophy: Do human beings have an obligation to act morally? Where do our moral principles come from? Are there objective moral truths? What makes a particular action moral or immoral? Is it morally permissible for a woman to have an abortion? When, if ever,

is the government justified in moral censorship? What sort of sexual behavior is morally permissible? Do the citizens of wealthier nations have a moral obligation to help end extreme poverty and world hunger?


Diversification: Humanities — DH