PHIL 226 – Global Ethics

Ethics full cover.inddMany of the most important ethical and political issues today have global dimensions. Examples include poverty and development, climate change and other environmental problems, and human rights. Global Ethics consists of an in-depth analysis of some of these issues. Topics treated may include whether individuals and governments in rich countries should give more aid to people in poor countries; whether there is such a thing as global justice; the conditions under which military action aimed at protecting human rights in foreign countries might be morally justified; what ‘development’ is; and who should do what in response to climate change.



Global Ethics is taught by Dr. Keith Horton, who is an expert in moral philosophy. He has published work on moral philosophy in journals such as Philosophical Quarterly, Utilitas and The Journal of Applied Philosophy, and is a founding member of the organisation Academics Stand Against Poverty.