Moral Psychology

PHIL 335

Considers core questions about the proper role of empirical psychology in developing and/or confirming or disconfirming moral theories. Review of contemporary debates about the nature of moral motivation, the role of emotion in moral judgment, the nature of virtues and whether they exist, the nature of agency and moral responsibility, the nature and importance of happiness, and the role of intuitions in developing moral theories. Prerequisite: previous course in moral theory.
Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • CZ
  • SS
Typically Offered
Spring Only