Religion, Ethics, and Culture

R571 — Spring 2021

Aaron Stalnaker
Days and Times
TR 11:30AM-12:45PM
Course Description

This course explores the relationships between religion, ethics, and culture, asking questions like: are moral judgments relative to particular cultures? What light do contemporary scientific studies shed on the varieties of human morality? How do religio-cultural practices of personal development change in the modern world? What are the best approaches to understanding and coping with cultural and religious otherness? We will read selections from recent books by the philosophers Owen Flanagan, Martha Nussbaum, and David Wong, and the scholars of religious ethics John Bowlin, Molly Farneth, Jennifer Herdt, and Richard Miller.

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