Academic Catalog

PHIL423 THE PHILOSOPHY OF MORALITY AND BEYOND

Course Code: 2410423
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Philosophy
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. BARI PARKAN
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Kants analysis of the principles underlying morality leads him to the statement of the categorical imperative, an idea that has been tremendously influential in the history of moral philosophy, yet also widely misunderstood. In this course we will first of all study the various formulations of the categorical imperative in Kants Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals. But in order to be able to assess the status of Kants moral philosophy in the history of philosophy, we will also look at a number of influential figures who in their different ways can be seen to have gone beyond Kant in their understanding of the role, status and functioning of morality.