This course considers a wide range of basic issues in ethical theory, typically including: the nature of justice; the objectivity of moral values; the source of moral obligation; and the conditions of the good life. Each issue is approached through historically important texts such as Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Kant's Groundwork, and Mill's Utilitarianism.

Prerequisites: None

Frequency: Philosophy 220 is usually (but not invariably) offered either in the fall or in the spring semester.

Achievement-Centered Education (ACE): Philosophy 220 fulfills Student Learning Outcome 5.

Comprehensive Education Program: Philosophy 220 meets the Humanities ES requirement, and is also an IS course.