REL 456

Ethics and Postmodernity

This advanced seminar for Religion majors takes up the question of what place (if any) religious and social ethics has in postmodern culture. In other words, what characterizes postmodernity and what has been its effects on the discipline of ethics? Are there any prospects for a common morality given the realities of post-structuralist deconstruction? How will one determine the appropriateness of an ethic for postmodern culture?

Prerequisites: Priority given to upper-level (senior) Religion majors. Open to other students with permission of instructor.