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Fall 2014 Philosophy V3701 section 001
ETHICS

Call Number 66037
Day & Time
Location
TR 6:10pm-7:25pm
703 Hamilton Hall
Points 4
Approvals Required None
Instructor Macalester Bell
Type LECTURE
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 36 students (40 max) as of 7:37PM Sunday, August 31, 2014
Subject Philosophy
Number V3701
Section 001
Division Interschool
Open To Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, School of Continuing Education, Global Programs, Barnard
Campus Morningside
Note STUDENTS MUST REGISTER FOR A RECITATION SECTION, PHIL 3711
Section key 20143PHIL3701V001

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