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The Moral of the Story: Exploring Ethics through Literature

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How do we, individually and collectively, resolve questions of right and wrong? “What do we owe our children, our aging parents, or strangers?” “Do we have the right to create new forms of life?” “Are all morals relative?” “Is a leader who takes his country to war responsible for the foreseeable deaths of civilians?” These questions crop up again and again in our lives. We rely on what we've learned from our parents, communities, teachers, religious institutions, and just plain old common sense to guide us. But we also learn from great literature. Great writers have long wrestled with these questions, often adding a deeper, human dimension than found in the dusty works of philosophers or the dogmas of religion. In The Moral of the Story: An Anthology of Ethics through Literature (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005), editors Peter and Renata Singer have assembled a text that demonstrates how literary sources can enrich our understanding of real-life moral questions. We hope you will join us for what we anticipate will be lively and insightful discussions.

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Philip Zawa2.Michael Dolesh3.Beth Hart 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/10/2019 - 12/10/2019 Weekly - Tue 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Beth Hart  ; Michael Dolesh  ; Philip Zawa