PHI 3553

The Self, Reason and Ethics

Credits: 3; Prereq: sophomore or higher standing or PHI 2010 or PHI 2100 or PHI 2630 or PHM 2204 or philosophy major or minor or instructor permission.

Examines rationality, morality, and personhood. What does it mean to be the same person over time? How is personal identity related to the rationality of self-interest or the rationality of morality? Topics may include the nature of reasons, self-undermining theories, reductionism about people, population ethics, and more.