This course aims to a) foster lifelong learning, an inquiring spirit and critical perspective on moral beliefs and practices, through engaging in debates, studying particular cases and discussing the major ethical and moral arguments as presented in one or more philosophical and/or religious traditions; b) identify and reflect on ethical issues, and to critically analyse ethical arguments in an informed and thoughtful way.
During the course of this semester you will be introduced to the four major ethical schools of Western philosophy: relativism, utilitarianism, deontology, and natural law theory.

The guiding problem for this class is: To think - and keep thinking - about how morality is being constructed socially.