Contributions should show how current events deal with the ethical issues identified in the text and/or our discussions. Contributions can include video clips or links to magazine/newspaper articles but cannot be more than two months old. In addition to sharing a link, you will show a clear connection between the article and the course material in an entry of at least 150 words.
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Chapter 1: Slides (PPTX) ( PDF version )
This chapter will introduce you to the important concerns in the study of ethics and will compel you to ponder whether an ethical code is important, or even possible, in contemporary society.
Chapter 2: Slides (PPTX) ( PDF version )
As Uncle Ben famously said in Spiderman, “With great power comes great responsibility.” This chapter explores the power of stories to convey morals and values in a meaningful, lasting way.
Chapters 5 and 6: Slides (PPTX) ( PDF version )
This week’s readings explore the moral theories of utilitarianism and deontology.Chapter 5 – Using Your Reason, Part 1: Utilitarianism Chapter 6 – Using Your Reason, Part 2: Kant’s Deontology
Chapters 8 and 9: Slides (PPTX) (PDF version ) Chapter 8 – Virtue Ethics from Tribal Philosophy to Socrates and Plato Chapter 9 – Aristotle’s Virtue Theory: Everything in Moderation
Chapters 10 and 11: Slides (PPTX) ( PDF version )
Chapter 11 focuses on three specific virtues: courage, compassion and gratitude. Chapter 10 – Contemporary Perspectives (through page 518)Chapter 11 – Myself or Others? (through page 580)