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  • Locations: Virtual, International
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: Non-IILE applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 12/22/2021 ** Rolling Admission 02/13/2022 05/20/2022

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Admission is competitive and space is limited. Students are encouraged to apply in advance of our application deadlines.
Program Description:
Description
This course will introduce students to the major theoretical debates and practical applications in the field of ethics. The philosophy of ethics examines the question of how we ought to live and act. Since ancient times, philosophers in different parts of the world have considered ethics as one of the central concerns in the study of individual and social life. Drawing on classical and modern perspectives, and issues taken from different historical and geographical settings, the course engages students to identify challenging moral dilemmas and ethical questions, reflect on major ethical traditions and theories, and apply the concepts and theories to both enduring and real-life ethical problems. During the first part of the course we will consider ethical debates and philosophies from the classical Chinese and Greek traditions, Classical Islamic philosophy, and Buddhist ethics. In the second part of the course we will preview the major schools of modern ethics, such as egoism, utilitarianism, deontology, feminist ethics, and Friedrich Nietzsche’s critique of morality. While the ethical concepts and theories are related to pragmatic or “real-life” problems throughout the course, the final part of the course is specifically dedicated to the application of ethical concepts and practices in different fields and professions, such as gender and ethics, business ethics, environment ethics, and ethical issues related to the global coronavirus pandemic.

Course Days and Times
Sunday and Thursday, 12:30-13:50 (Dhaka Time), 01:30-02:50 (New York Time), 07:30-08:50 (Vienna Time).


Instructor
S M Mahfuzur Rahman

Course Level
100

Credits
3 US / 6 ECTS

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