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PHIL 330: Ethical Theory

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: 3 credits in PHIL or Permission of Instructor
Study of major theories of morality and the good life. Includes such topics as moral psychology, practical reasoning, and virtue theory.


The philosophy major (33 credits) and minor (15 credits) offer Iowa State University students the opportunity to explore fundamental human questions through reflection and argumentation. Do we have free will? Can machines think? What makes actions right or wrong? What is the nature of knowledge and what can we hope to know? What does justice require, politically and economically? Philosophy classes explore answers to deep questions such as these, encouraging each student to develop and rationally defend their own views.