Concentration Chair: Fr. Pawel Tarasiewicz
Courses provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of Aristotelian and Thomistic ethics. Topics include the fonts of morality, natural law, the nature of virtue, medical ethics, and sexual ethics.
- To teach students about the main ethical theories concerning acts and virtues in Western philosophy with a special emphasis on Thomistic ethics.
- To examine and refute ethical skepticism and relativism.
- To allow for the study of texts that lay out the main pros and cons about ethical issues such as social justice, abortion, war and peace, and sexual ethics.
- To explain philosophical truths underlying Catholic Church teachings.
- Students will be able to identify the theories behind popular opinions about ethical norms.
- Students will be able to explain the problems with theories of skepticism and relativism.
- Students will show that they understand the pros and cons of major issues of our times and how philosophical ethical truths underlie Catholic teachings.
Co-requisites for Philosophy:
- PHH 605 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
- PHH 620 Modern and Contemporary Philosophy
- PHS 611 Logic and Epistemology
- PHS 610 Philosophical Anthropology
- PHE 610 Ethics
- PHS 621 Philosophy of Nature and Metaphysics
- PHE 663 Natural Law
- PHE 680 Marriage and the Theology of the Body
- PHE 775 Political Philosophy
- MTH 841 Catholic Social Teachings
- PHE 505 Narrative and the Moral Life
- PHE 615 Nicomachean Ethics