CPP 510 Ethical Systems in the Modern World

Faculty: Ann-Marie Neale, PhD (Profile)


This course will explore the three major ethical systems operative in the modern world today, namely, Ethical Theism, Ethical Humanism, and Ethical Naturalism. Ethical theism is built upon the foundation of a divinely revealed code of ethics. Ethical humanism assumes the primacy of the human community’s own needs in the development of an ethical system. Ethical Naturalism presumes the primacy of the cosmos and builds an ethic which places the importance of the universe over both divine revelation and human primacy. We will explore all three options. No faith position is required or expected as a prerequisite for the course but rather a ready willingness to engage a wide spectrum of ethical considerations with openness and understanding.

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