Course Content (Syllabus)
After a brief introduction into the basic concepts of moral philosophy, like the conflicts of duties, the duties to myself and the moral praise and blame, we examine the most representative theories of the 20th century. As the examination of these theories shows, one cannot assess the validity of the criteria or principles that each of them proposes, unless one has previously realized their ontological, epistemological, logical/conceptual and psychological assumptions. In this way, the examination of the moral theories of the 20th and the 21st centuries is more a kind of research in meta-ethics than in ethics as it is usually understood.
morality, duty, obligation, naturalism, universal prescriptivism, G.E.Moore, C.L.Stevenson, R.M.Hare
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ρ.Φ. 'Ατκινσον, Εισαγωγή στην ηθική φιλοσοφία με παράρτημα, β' έκδοση, μτφρ. Ελένη Καλοκαιρινού Σύγχρονη Παιδεία, Θεσσαλονίκη 2012,
Additional bibliography for study
W.D. Hudosn, Modern Moral Philosophy, Macmillan 1983.
W.D. Hudson, A Century of Moral Philosophy, Lutterworth Press, London 1980.
R.M. Hare, Freedom and Reason, Oxford University Press, Oxford 1963.
R.M. Hare, Moral Thinking. Its levels, method and point, Clarendon Press, Oxford 1981.