In this course students focus on ethics as applied to concrete ethically troubling contexts within the broader context of India and learn to come up with their own views and criticisms.

We begin this course with looking at historical instances, such as the Bhopal tragedy and the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Around these two cases, we apply ethical reasoning, exposing and evaluating normative presuppositions. Using different approaches to evaluating norms, we consider systems of ethical reasoning, and examine the real cases.