Being Good in a World of Gray
LAS 490 - Being Good in a World of Gray3 hours How is it possible to be good in a world where there are very few absolute rights and wrongs? How do you ethically choose the lesser of two evils? This seminar will examine what it means to be good through readings from Aristotle and then attempt to apply those ideas to historical situations and fictional parables. Questions of justice, personal responsibility, and the greater good will be explored through readings of Victor Hugo, Ursula LeGuin, Simon Wiesenthal, and others, and discussion will be key to that exploration.