Adversarial Ethics

PHIL510S

Course attempts to identify general principles for designing the rules and regulations for deliberately adversarial institutions (i.e., markets, electoral systems/legislatures, criminal law, warfare, sports). Looks at the special virtues of sportsmanship, professionalism, business ethics, etc., people are expected to follow within these hyper-competitive contexts. By examining ways the criteria for being an ethical businessperson, lawyer, soldier, and so on may differ from the criteria for simply being an “ethical person,” this course seeks to prepare students for future professional roles in these adversarial domains. No formal pre-requisites. One course / 3 units.

Cross Listings
POLSCI 585S
Curriculum Codes
SS, EI