Ethics and Public Policy

V. Ethics and Public Policy (Masters in Public Policy, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University)

This course seeks to familiarize students with resources from the virtue ethics tradition that may prove useful in guiding public policy. The virtue ethics tradition encompasses contributions from Aristotle, Aquinas, Vitoria, MacIntyre, and Catholic Social Teaching. among others. Virtue ethics impacts public policy through its role in human flourishing and integral human development.