Applied Ethics II
Feminists thinkers have had a significant influence on normative ethics, ecological thinking, biomedical ethics, and theories of justice. Furthermore, many philosophical issues have originated from feminism. In this course, students will engage in philosophical discussions within the framework of feminism, in general, and ethics of care, in particular. Some of the topics addressed will include normativity, ecological thinking, maternal thinking, the capabilities approach, and ethics of disability through the analysis of texts authored by a number of ethicists of care such as Carol Gilligan, Nel Noddings, Martha Nussbaum, Sara Ruddick, and Marti Kheel. This course is predominantly lecture based with moderated class discussions. Students are expected to demonstrate in-depth comprehension of the texts to be measured by knowledge-based assignments, ability to coherently articulate personal views, as well as defend various positions on topics covered in the course.
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.