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Ethics for a Plural World

Course Code PHL-215
Lecture hours per week 3
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

This course introduces students to core concepts in ethical philosophy with a special emphasis on the challenges of living ethically with others in a cosmopolitan world. The field of ethics is often defined as the study of right and wrong behaviour. However, if we take diversity seriously, what sources do we draw upon to know right from wrong? If we respect the right of different cultures, faiths, peoples and individuals—each with their own unique world view and value system—to exist, than how do we decide what is the ethical way to live? Our world is increasingly becoming interconnected. Global problems like war, human rights abuses and ecological destruction migrate across geographical and political borders. What responsibility do we owe each other in this shared world?