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ETHICS: AN OVERVIEW

BY DARRELL P. ARNOLD, PH.D.

To facilitate the study of my students in Ethics classes, I have begun blogging material that runs parallel to my lectures. I make a few introductory blogs on the question of the origin of ethics available and now and then foray into metaethical themes, but most of this at the moment highlights normative theory. This will be updated through the coming semesters parallel to my coursework.

 

Part 1 — Considerations on Moral Reasoning, Metaethics and Moral Psychology

Introduction

Chapter 1 — Ethics and Critical Thinking

Chapter 2 — Reasoning and the Facts of the Matter

Chapter 3 — Cooperation in the Natural and Social World

Part 2 — Normative Theory

Chapter 4 — Ethical Egoism

Chapter 5 — Hedonism 

Chapter 6 — Utilitarianism

Section 1 — Jeremy Bentham

Section 2 — John Stuart Mill

Chapter 7 — Virtue Ethics

Section 1 — Aristotle’s Ethics

Section 2 — Thomas Aquinas: A Christian Virtue Ethics

Chapter 8 — Deontological Ethics

Section 1 — Kant

Section 2 — A Critique of Kant’s Subjectivist View of Reason 

Section 3 — Discourse Ethics 

Part 3 — Further Issues in Moral Philosophy

Chapter 9 — Questions of Ethics and Progress

Section 1 — Political Progress and Reason

Section 2 — Reasoning, Social Movements and the Law

Chapter 10 — Ethical Pluralism 

Chapter 11 — On Autonomy

Section 1 — Autonomy: A General View

Section 2 — Further Considerations of Autonomy