Category: Philosophy

Lecture Notes: Ethical Systems

Cultural Relativism This system asserts that an action is right if one’s culture approves of it. Moral rightness and wrongness are relative to cultures. So, culture A cannot judge culture B by culture A’s moral standards. To each his own. Subjective Relativism The subjective relativist…

Lecture Notes: Life Issues – Abortion

TERMINOLOGY Verbiage related to where a person stands on the issues of abortion has become insanely politicized. Terms like “pro-life,” “pro-choice,” “anti-choice,” etc. have become lobbying brands more than moral positions. So, for the purposes of discussion in this course, let us employ simple…

Lecture Notes: Essentials of Ethics

Defining ethics and drawing distinctions between morality and legality.

Lecture Notes: Capital Punishment

Examining the moral implications of the death penalty.

Lecture Notes: The Concepts of Evil

Identifying and defining types of evil and how each relates to morality.

Lecture Notes: Fate and Free Will

Defining the concepts and examining arguments favoring each as the dominant force in human life.

Six Questions to Ask Yourself Before Risking Lives in a Snow Storm

The moral high ground places the value of human life above ego and appearance.

Ancient Philosophy and Emerging Technology

A short example of how the earliest of thinkers is still relevant in the twenty-first century.

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