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PHIL 5511 What is Moral Knowledge (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

Is it possible to know - not just feel or believe - that certain things are right or wrong, good or bad? If so, how is moral knowledge similar to, or different, from scientific knowledge? And how do we acquire moral knowledge? This course addresses these questions, along with other related issues in moral epistemology. We will consider general approaches - e.g. intuitionism, constructivism, and skepticism. We will also focus on some specific topics, such as: Does persistent moral disagreement show that there is no moral knowledge? Is there such a thing as moral expertise?

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Micah Lott

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17