|Grade, Semester||Year 1 2nd semest [General Basic Subjects]|
|Category||General Basic Subjects|
|Elective, Credits||Elective 2credit|
“Can I sacrifice one person to help 100 people?” “Is it true that I should not lie?” “Can I do animal experiments for medical care?” These questions are also questions that ethicists have been thinking about. In this lecture, you will learn about various themes of ethics, including the basic theories of ethics such as consequentialism, duty-based theory, and virtue ethics. You will re-examine what you have taken for granted so that you can think deeper and explore other possibilities.
This course is mainly a lecture style, but rather than one-way communication from the teachers, I will provide time for discussion and give the opportunity of presentation by applicants.
This course is designated to achieve educational goals 1, 2, and 3 of General Basic Subjects.
･Students can understand the Ethicist’s thought taken up in the course and explain in their own words. (Knowledge / Understanding)
･Students can think logically and critically. (Skill)
･Students can read critically. (Skill)
･Students can give presentations. (Skill)
･Regular examination: 80%, active participation in this course (expressing opinions, reading texts, making presentation, summarizing): 20%
･I will provide feedback at the time of consideration in each lecture. I will also provide feedback on the presentations.
|Textbook||Lecture prints will be distributed on LMS.|
･The second to the 11th: The teaching materials for each lecture will be uploaded on LMS in advance. Think about the questions in the lecture at that time (e.g., is it true that I should not lie) (30 minutes), and prepare the lecture using the LMS teaching materials (30 minutes). In addition, summarize the lecture content for the exam (60 minutes).
･The 12th, 13th: If you want to make a presentation, please prepare for it (180 minutes).
･The 14th: If you are a candidate for summary, summarize the contents of the lecture you are in charge of and prepare a short discussion (180 minutes).
･It is recommended to attend the course of “Philosophy” and “Engineering Ethics”, but this is not a requirement.
･In this course, we will use LMS for distributing lecture prints, taking a questionnaire etc.
|1||Introduction (What is ethics?)|
|2||Consequentialism (Can I sacrifice one person to help 100 people?)|
|3||Duty-based theory (Is it true that I should not lie?)|
|4||Virtue ethics (What is a virtuous person?)|
|5||Animal ethics (Can I do animal experiments for medical treatment?)|
|6||Robot Ethics (Can I leave the care to the robot?)|
|7||Space Ethics (Can I throw garbage into space?)|
|8||Happiness theory (what is happiness?)|
|9||Moral luck (Is luck related to morality?)|
|10||Gender theory (What separates men and women?)|
|11||Antinatalism (Is it better not to be born?)|
|13||Presentation ② and about summary|
|15||Examination and summary|