PHIL 312. Language, Truth & Ethics. 3 Hours.
An in-depth study of the issues surrounding the ethical norms associated with interpersonal communication. The course will explore the views of philosophers from different times and traditions on such topics as truth and truthfulness; lying, misleading, and other forms of deception; secrecy, trust, and promise-keeping. The overall aim of the course will be to articulate an account of the ethics of speaking and communication that is adequate to the complexity of the matter.
The Department of Philosophy offers both a major and minor. Any course in Philosophy may be used to satisfy the general education requirement. In addition, it participates in a number of interdisciplinary majors, minors, and programs in coordination with other departments.