Fight Conformity & Claim Moral Autonomy through Philosophy
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- Recognise different ethical perspectives in themselves and others; competent to identify assumptions and implications in moral discourse; thoughtfully judge the merit of moral standards.
Develop skills of reasoning.
Learn to recognize different types of ethical discourse.
- Cultivate sensitivity to your conceptual framework, its strengths and limitations.
- Acquired skills are used in everyday life, in work relations, and formal studies.
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Moral judgments are integral to our everyday lives and sense of self. Mostly these are unthinkingly inherited from social life. This course aims to bring the underlying assumptions, implications and forms of reasoning to your conscious awareness. As a result you will become better negotiators of justice, autonomous in your decisions, confident in your discourses with others and understanding of others' moral attitudes.
This course aims to make you aware of the most prominent moral perspectives which have not only received scholarly attention but which also reflect some of the assumptions most people have come to unwittingly acquire.
For each philosophical perspective there is one chapter that offers an exegesis of the theory and a second chapter that presents arguments in favour & against. Apart from these lectures each section includes a short video presentation addressing fundamental points.
Skype office hours are welcomed, indeed, encouraged to address questions and further discussion.
No prior knowledge of philosophy or ethical reasoning is required.
- No prior knowledge of philosophy is required. This course can be taken as an introduction to moral reasoning, refresher course into the subject or compliment a college/university course a student is taking in ethics.
- The course is meant for those with a desire to understand and articulate your own ethical views to yourself and others.
- The course is designed for those with a desire to develop greater confidence in addressing moral conflict in your own life and the lives of others - family members, friends, partners, business associates.
Michael Shammas - a 2nd-year student at Harvard Law School - raves with contained passion about the benefits, both diagnostic and curative, of studying philosophy and the impact it can have on both the individual as well as the environment we all come to shape as active civil members of our socio-political lives.
My video lecture covers the main points of Kantianism. This is followed by Louis C.K. - a stand-up comic - who offers a humorous segment on selfishness. He sometimes uses profanity, so please do not watch if you are offended by such behaviour. It's relevance to Kant pertaining to the idea of universalizability.
My video lecture covers the main points of ethical egoism. This is followed by two interviews (there are many): a 1967 interview with Carson, and a 1979 (I place it around this time because it was conducted when Rand's Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology) interview with Snyder.