Ethics of Rights

PHIL W235
3.00 crs.

Knowledge-Values Courses: Philosophy II: Knowledge and Morality

This course analyzes ethical concepts involved in historical and contemporary theories of rights and human rights.  We ask how cultural and ethical relativism affect our understanding of human rights and about the status of specific human rights claims made by women, gays and lesbians.  Since claims about rights bear crucially on the question of how individuals and institutions ought to act, this course addresses issues that are of central ethical concern.

Course Cross-listing

Course Corequisite