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Catalog and Student Handbook 2020 - 2021

ETH 3210 Ethical Domains & Dilemmas

This course compares and contrasts views of human nature that underlie social, business, and personal ethical dilemmas. Catholic philosophical perspectives are explored as they relate to the formation of human agents and the performance of human actions. Course readings are analyzed and evaluated for meaning, implications, and consequences of views of human nature as they impact theories of ethics within a sampling of historical turning points. Case studies, selections, and accounts of major contributions to human knowledge and understanding are analyzed from the perspectives of varied schools of ethics. Cultural relativism, utilitarianism, deontological ethics, virtue theory and contemporary theories of justice, among other schools of thought, are studied within contexts, categories of understanding or domains, and themes of human nature.