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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2016-17


GOVT 60.01 Ethics, Everyday Life and Law

What is the right thing to do? What is the best way of life? How, if at all, should the answers to these questions bear on politics and law? Some hold that morality is intensely demanding, and asks us to overcome the natural concern for ourselves and those close to us. Others argue that the moral life is simple and relatively easy to comply with. Are morally excellent people happier-or is happiness beside the point of morality. Does a political community that enshrines the "pursuit of happiness" as among its foundational goals need to take a concern with the moral character of citizens? These questions will be investigated through readings that move between the history of moral and political thought (Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Mill) and cases and questions drawn from contemporary life.

Instructor

Muirhead

Distributive and/or World Culture

TMV

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Offered

Not offered in AY 2016-2017. May be offered in AY 2017-2018.