Teaching Philosophy 22 (3):259-273 (1999)

Tim Mulgan
University of Auckland
An introductory ethics course serves many and often disparate ends, so much so that it may be difficult to find a theme or question that can tie these ends together in a coherent course narrative. This paper shares the author’s attempt to do so. In addition to high student interest in the subject, the topic of our obligation to future generations has the advantage of naturally leading a course through several systematic areas of philosophical importance. This topic lends itself not only to moral theory , but also metaphysics , political theory , and applied ethics . The author speaks to this topic’s adaptability to various levels of study and explains how the theme is taught at each level
Keywords Teaching Philosophy
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ISBN(s) 0145-5788
DOI 10.5840/teachphil199922329
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