Ethics 1: Ethics and Moral Reasoning in Everyday Life

Semester: 

Second Term

Offered: 

2019 - 2020
Using philosophical lenses, this course surveys scientific work on everyday moral thought and action. Among the research considered comes from cognitive science, neuroscience, developmental and social psychology, behavioral economics. Empathy and compassion, prejudice, sexuality, cheating, daily consumption and lifestyle, violence and cruelty, moral sanctions and punishment, fairness, religious influence on morality, descriptive and prescriptive aspects of ethics are the major topics of the course.