Ethics: A Free Online Course

Taught at Marist Col­lege by Gre­go­ry Sadler, this course on Ethics starts “with dis­cussing Emo­tivism and con­trast­ing it with a Nat­ur­al Law and Virtue Ethics Per­spec­tive, then move[s] into Virtue Ethics, Ego­ism, Might Makes Right, and Con­trac­tar­i­an moral the­o­ry as depict­ed in Pla­to’s dia­logues. After that we dis­cuss ancient Hedo­nist and Sto­ic the­o­ries, then move into Util­i­tar­i­an­ism with Ben­tham and Mill, fol­lowed by Deon­tol­ogy with Kant and Ross. Ethics of Care fol­lows, as well as a return to Virtue Ethics with in-depth study of Aris­to­tle, fin­ish­ing with study of Thomas Aquinas’ Nat­ur­al Law moral the­o­ry.”

Ethics has been added to our list of Free Phi­los­o­phy Cours­es, a sub­set of our col­lec­tion, 1,700 Free Online Cours­es from Top Uni­ver­si­ties. Watch the 32 lec­tures above, or on YouTube here.

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Relat­ed Con­tent:

Oxford’s Free Course “A Romp Through Ethics” for Com­plete Begin­ners Will Teach You Right from Wrong

Jour­nal­is­tic Ethics: A Free Online Course from UCLA

Do Ethi­cists Behave Any Bet­ter Than the Rest of Us?: Here’s What the Research Shows

Pro­fes­sion­al Ethics: A Free Online Course

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