Sep 24, 2018  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

PHIL 231 - Amoralism, Egoism and Altruism

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: One 100-level, three-credit course in philosophy
This course discusses amoralism, egoism, and altruism as alternative life plans, raising such questions as: What is self-interest? Is being an egoist compatible with bonds of trust, friendship and love? Can we ever be true altruists? Is morality more rational than immorality? Are our ultimate life plans and commitments defensible? Why be moral? Offered alternate years. (Formerly PHIL 330) (CHUM; CWRT)