At Wharton, I regularly teach two courses. Syllabi for both are available at the Wharton syllabus repository.

Ethics and Social Responsibility (LGST 100) is an introduction to business ethics for undergraduate students. The course is designed to make students more familiar with some of the ethical issues that arise in business, to give students facility in philosophical reasoning about ethics, and to develop students' skills at communicating with others about ethics. These skills include the ability to explain one's own views and arguments and clearly as well as the ability to interpret what others say charitably.

The course covers some of the major theories about ethics in general and about the moral responsibilities of managers, as well as some skeptical challenges to moral reasoning. The course includes in-depth discussions of deception in business contexts, exploitation, obeying under-enforced law, discrimination, and environmental responsibility. The final unit is about the value of work and what makes work meaningful.

Markets, Morality, and Capitalism (LGST 226) is an undergraduate course on the application of normative political philosophy to economic questions. In the first part of the course, we examine values that whole economic systems can realize or fail to realize. Are economic liberty and economic equality (or limits on economic inequality) desirable? If both of these are desirable ideals, can both ideals be realized, or are they necessarily in tension with each other?

The second part of the course examines moral problems that can arise in particular markets. Is there such a thing as mutually beneficial, consensual exploitation, and if so, are some market conditions more conducive to it than others? Is it objectionable to have markets for human kidneys, for parental rights, or for votes?