Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Philosophy
Office location and address
50 Rotunda DrCharlottesville, Virginia 22904
AS-PHIL Rathkopf Fellowship
Source: American Council of Learned Societies
December 20, 2012 – August 31, 2013
A lecture series on the various topics central to Philosophy.
History of modern ethical theory (Hobbes to Mill) with especial emphasis on the texts of Hume (Treatise, Book III) and Kant, (Grundlegung), which will be studied carefully and critically. Among the topics to be considered: Is morality based on reason? Is it necessarily irrational not to act morally? Are moral standards objective? Are they conventional? Is it a matter of luck whether we are morally virtuous? Is the morally responsible will a free will? Are all reasons for acting dependent on desires? For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/philosophy/.
The Pavilion Seminars are open, by instructor permission, to 3rd and 4th year students. They are 3-credit, multidisciplinary seminars, focused on big topics and limited to max. 15 students each. For detailed descriptions of current offerings, see http://college.artsandsciences.virginia.edu/PAVS.
Seminar on an Ethics Topic
For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/philosophy/.
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/philosophy/.