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24.502 Topics in Metaphysics and Ethics | Linguistics and Philosophy

24.502 Topics in Metaphysics and Ethics | Linguistics and Philosophy

This is a class about 'ought' and ought—you can think of it as a class in philosophy of language and metaphysics in which the focus is the ethical sphere. Some of the questions that we will broach include: How should we give a semantics for 'ought' generally? Is there anything special about the ethical 'ought'? Is there anything that you ethically ought to do, e.g., give to charity or refrain from stealing?

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