An examination of different normative ethical theories including consequentialism (act- and rule- utilitarianism and ideal utilitarianism), deontology (Kantianism and intuitionism), virtue ethics and feminist ethics, followed by the application of these theories to a selection of contemporary moral problems including famine and world hunger, war, abortion, infanticide and cloning. Authors include Immanuel Kant, Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, W. D. Ross, J. J. C. Smart, Bernard Williams, R. M. Hare, Judith Jarvis Thomson, Michael Tooley, John Harris, Thomas Nagel, Peter Singer, Susan Wolf, Shelly Kagan, Philip Pettit, Marcia Baron, Michael Slote and Rosalind Hursthouse.
Guide to Writing a Philosophy Paper
History of Ethics
Contemporary Moral Philosophy