Ethics

Use these links to see handouts on specific topics:

Why bother with ethical theory? (DOC) (PDF)

Free will

Handouts

Determinism (DOC) (PDF)
Determinism and human action (DOC) (PDF)
Compatibilism (DOC) (PDF)
Incompatibilism (DOC) (PDF)
Moral responsibility (DOC) (PDF)

Powerpoints

Determinism (PPT)
Compatibilism (PPT)

Metaethics

Handouts

Cognitivism: developments (DOC) (PDF)
Conscience (DOC) (PDF)
Elitism and weakness of will (DOC) (PDF)
Emotivism (DOC) (PDF)
Ethical and religious language compared (DOC) (PDF)
Metaethics: intuitionism, emotivism, prescriptivism (DOC) (PDF)
Moral cognitivism (DOC) (PDF)
Moral knowledge (DOC) (PDF)
Moral realism (DOC) (PDF)
Moral truth (DOC) (PDF)
Moral truth as based on relational properties (DOC) (PDF)
Noncognitivism (DOC) (PDF)
Noncognitivism: objections (DOC) (PDF)
Prescriptivism (DOC) (PDF)
Relativism (DOC) (PDF)
Relativism: an argument in favour (DOC) (PDF)
Two types of relativism (DOC) (PDF)

Powerpoints

Cognitivism: developments (PPT)
Conscience (PPT)
The denial of moral truth: objections (PPT)
Ethical and religious language compared (PPT)
Metaethics: an overview (PPT)
Metaethics and ethical language (PPT)
Moral truth as based on relational properties (PPT)
Relativism (PPT)
What’s wrong with relativism? (PPT)

Normative ethics

Handouts

Aristotle’™s ethics: the basics (DOC) (PDF)
Aristotle on human nature (DOC) (PDF)
Aristotle’™s Nicomachean Ethics (DOC) (PDF)
Aristotle on practical wisdom (DOC) (PDF)
Aristotle on virtue (DOC) (PDF)
Deontology (DOC) (PDF)
Kant’™s categorical imperative (DOC) (PDF)
Kant categorical imperative and euthanasia (DOC) (PDF)
Kant’™s ethics (DOC) (PDF)
Utilitarianism (DOC) (PDF)
Utilitarianism: acts, rules and pleasures (DOC) (PDF)
Utilitarianism and religious ethics (DOC) (PDF)

Powerpoints

Aristotle on practical wisdom (PPT)
Deontology and practical ethics (PPT)
Kant’™s categorical imperative (PPT)
Kant categorical imperative and euthanasia (PPT)
Kant’™s ethics (PPT)
Three theories of ethics (PPT)
Virtue ethics (PPT)

Practical ethics

Handouts

Abortion (DOC) (PDF)
The right to abortion (DOC) (PDF)
Environmental ethics (DOC) (PDF)
Euthanasia (DOC) (PDF)
Relativism, absolutism and euthanasia (DOC) (PDF)
Just war theory (DOC) (PDF)
Poverty (DOC) (PDF)
Teaching practical ethics (DOC) (PDF)
The rise of the clones (DOC) (PDF)
The treatment of animals (DOC) (PDF)

Powerpoints

Abortion (PPT)
Environmental ethics (PPT)
Euthanasia and practical ethics (PPT)
Stem cell research (PPT)
Teaching practical ethics (PPT)
The rise of the clones (PPT)