Philosophy 101 Morals and Society:
Office: Sakamaki B307
Office Tel. #956-8172
Office Hours: WF 9:30-10:30 & by Appointment
3. Indian Ethics-Hinduism (Readings: The Pulse of Wisdom, Brannigan. Ch. 1; also Ch. 5)
4. Indian Ethics-Buddhism (Brannigan, Ch. 5)
1. Chinese Ethics-Confucianism (Brannigan, Ch. 5)
2. Chinese Ethics-Daoism (Brannigan, Ch. 5)
3. Japanese Ethics-Bushido (Brannigan, Ch. 5; also, Ch. 6, pp. 338-344; Bushido, Nitobe Ch. 3 and 9).
4. Japanese modern ethics of Watsuji Tetsuro (continued)
1. Review & Midterm
2. Plato's Ethics (Readings: Great Traditions in Ethics, White et al., Ch. 1 and 2).
3. Aristotle's Virtue Ethics (White, Ch. 3)
4. Kant's Deontological Ethics (White, Ch. 11)
1. Kant's Deontological Ethics (continued)
2. Mill's Utilitarian Ethics (White, Ch. 12)
3. Nietzsche's Existentialist Ethics (White, Ch. 16)
4. Kierkegaard's Existentialist Ethics
1. Sartre's Existentialist Ethics & Review Class
Final Exam: Monday, May 7, 2007 (9:45-11:45)
Criteria for Grades
1. Participation and Attendance 5%
2. Midterm Exam 25%
3. Final Exam 25%
4. Papers 45%
Michael C. Brannigan The Pulse of Wisdom: The Philosophies of India, China and Japan, Wadsworth Publishing, 1999 ISBN 0534551270.
Theodore C. Denise, Great Traditions in Ethics 12th ed., Wadsworth Publishing, 2007, ISBN 0495094986
Inazo Nitobe Bushido: Samurai Ethics & the Soul of Japan, 10th edition, Dover Publications, 2004, ISBN 0486433919
Student Learning Objectives will include (i) demonstrated knowledge of the fundamental teachings in the history of both western and eastern traditions; (ii) the ability to clearly articulate basic arguments from the ethical traditions both verbally and through written compositions; (iii) an ability to solve ethical problems in concrete situations by applying various ethical principles.
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