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Spring 2014 Philosophy V3701 section 001

Call Number 22550
Day & Time
TR 1:10pm-2:25pm
602 Hamilton Hall
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor Carol Rovane
Course Description Prerequisites: One course in philosophy Corequisites: PHILV3711 Required Discussion Section 0 points In this seminar we will take up several questions about moral understanding and insight.  Questions we will consider include: Can trusting moral testimony ever be rational or right?  Are the reasons to be cautious about relying on moral testimony moral reasons, or epistemic reasons (or both)?  What assumptions about moral knowledge do critics and defenders of moral testimony make?  How does moral knowledge differ, if it does, from moral understanding?  Is there such a thing as moral expertise?  Is there any reason to think that moral expertise is more problematic than other kids of expertise?  Can emotions inform us about value?  Under what conditions, if any, can emotions contribute to our understanding of values?  Under what conditions are emotions impediments to moral knowledge or understanding?  Can fictions help us gain moral insight?  Can pictures ever be legitimate tools of moral persuasion?
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Department Philosophy
Enrollment 48 students as of 12:57AM Saturday, August 30, 2014
Final Exam Day/Time May 13
T 1:10pm-4:00pm
Final Location 602 Hamilton Hall
Subject Philosophy
Number V3701
Section 001
Division Interschool
Open To Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, School of Continuing Education, Global Programs
Campus Morningside
Section key 20141PHIL3701V001

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