Phil 4 – Introduction to Ethics

 

An examination, at an introductory level, of the reasons to act morally, moral relativism, the nature of justice and the character of our other virtues and vices. Particular focus will be trained on the normative ethical theories of JS Mill and Immanuel Kant and the implications these theories have for many of the practical ethical problems we face today such as abortion, climate change and our obligations to humans, non-human animals and other forms of life.

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Lecture 1: An Introduction to Phil 4 S 2020

Lecture 2: Thomson 1 Phil 4 S 2020

          Lecture 3: Thomson 2 Phil 4 S 2020

          Lecture 4: Thomson 3 Phil 4 S 2020

          Lecture 5: Thomson 4 Phil 4 S 2020

          Lecture 6: Thomson 5 Phil 4 S 2020

          Lecture 7: Overview of Moral Theory Phil 4 S 2020

          Lecture 8: Mill 1 Phil 4 S 2020

          Lecture 9: Mill 2 Phil 4 S 2020

          Lecture 10: Mill 3 Phil 4 S 2020

          Lecture 11: Mill 4 Phil 4 S 2020

          Lecture 12: Mill 5 Phil 4 S 2020

          Lecture 13: Mill 6 Phil 4 S 2020

          Lecture 14: Mill 7 Phil 4 S 2020

          Lecture 15a: Mill 8a (Ch 3) Phil 4 S 2020

          Lecture 15: Mill 8 Phil 4 S 2020

          Lecture 16: Mill 9 Phil 4 S 2020

          Lecture 17: Mill 10 Phil 4 S 2020

          Lecture 18: Williams 1 Phil 4 S 2020

          Lecture 19: Williams 2 Phil 4 S 2020

          Lecture 20: Williams 3 Phil 4 S 2020

          Lecture 21: Williams 4 Phil 4 S 2020

          Lecture 22: Kant 1

          Lecture 23: Kant 2

          Lecture 24: Kant 3

          Lecture 25: Kant 4

          Lecture 26: Kant 5

          Lecture 27: Kant 6

          Lecture 28: Kant 7

          Lecture 29: Kant 8

          Lecture 30: Kant 9

          Lecture 31: Kant 10

          Lecture 32: Kant 11

          Lecture 33: Kant 12

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