Jul 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHL 122 Ethics and Literature

Prerequisite: ENG 101  
3 credits

This is a course structured to investigate by means of lecture, literary criticism and Socratic dialogue the nature, theories, methods and issues of ethics through the prism of literary narrative. Works from authors such as Leo Tolstoy, Jhumpa Lahira, Victor Hugo, Ursula LeGuin and Nathaniel Hawthorne will be used to focus attention onto issues such as the Struggle of Good and Evil; Does Life Have Meaning Beyond Mere Survival?; What is the Purpose of the Individual Autonomy?; and What is the Purpose of Sex, Love and Marriage?