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In this introduction to ethics, we shall be considering the underpinnings of ethical thought. We shall consider, for example, what it is for an action to be right or wrong, whether we can have moral knowledge and whether freewill is essential to morality. We shall reflect on four key ethical theories (virtue ethics, deontology, non-cognitivism and utilitarianism), looking at both their strengths and their weaknesses. We shall be looking at morality in the context of the individual and thecontext of society.

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In this introduction to ethics, we shall be considering the underpinnings of ethical thought. We shall consider, for example, what it is for an action to be right or wrong, whether we can have moral knowledge and whether freewill is essential to morality. We shall reflect on four key ethical theories (virtue ethics, deontology, non-cognitivism and utilitarianism), looking at both their strengths and their weaknesses. We shall be looking at morality in the context of the individual and thecontext of society.

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These lectures are greatly helpful for those looking for an introductory level education to certain ethical philosophies. However trust me, you will begin to despise the elderly woman in the front row.

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51 Ratings
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By Conor Fennessy - Aug 19 2012
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These lectures are greatly helpful for those looking for an introductory level education to certain ethical philosophies. However trust me, you will begin to despise the elderly woman in the front row.

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A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners

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In this introduction to ethics, we shall be considering the underpinnings of ethical thought. We shall consider, for example, what it is for an action to be right or wrong, whether we can have moral knowledge and whether freewill is essential to morality. We shall reflect on four key ethical theories (virtue ethics, deontology, non-cognitivism and utilitarianism), looking at both their strengths and their weaknesses. We shall be looking at morality in the context of the individual and thecontext of society.

Rank #1: Rules, truths and theories: an introduction to ethical reasoning

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Part 1 of 7 in Marianne Talbot's "A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners". In this episode we examine moral dilemmas, moral truth and moral knowledge, freewill and determinism.

May 19 2011

1hr 33mins

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Rank #2: Freedom, knowledge and society: the preconditions of ethical reasoning

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Part 2 of 7 in Marianne Talbot's "A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners". In this episode we examine the preconditions of ethical reasoning and make a comparison between the law of the land and the moral law.

May 20 2011

1hr 18mins

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Rank #3: Making Up Your Mind

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Part 7 of 7 in Marianne Talbot's "A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners". This final episode is a time to take stock and bring together all the strands we've considered.

Aug 08 2011

1hr 21mins

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Rank #4: Utilitarianism: Mill and the utility calculus

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Part 6 of 7 in Marianne Talbot's "A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners". A reflection on Mill's account of morality, and the greatest happiness of the greatest number.

Jun 27 2011

1hr 30mins

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Rank #5: Deontology: Kant, duty and the moral law

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Part 5 of 7 in Marianne Talbot's "A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners". In this episode we reflect on Kant's account of morality, including the categorical imperative.

Jun 03 2011

1hr 28mins

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