(NOT OFFERED IN 2010-2011)
Enrollment may be limited [This will be determined by the number of TFs available]
Lectures: Monday 4:45-6:45, Science Center A
Discussion section: various times
Psychological and legal aspects of morality, the moral sense, taboo, dangerous ideas, and related topics. Does morality come from social conventions, innate intuitions, divine decree, platonic reality, or some combination? Can it ever be immoral to evaluate controversial ideas, such as ones about torture, innate group differences, the environment, infanticide, or the legalization of distasteful but victimless practices? When is it rational, or moral, to choose to be ignorant?