A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners

In this introduction to ethics, we shall be considering the underpinnings of ethical thought. We shall consider, for example, what it is for an action to be right or wrong, whether we can have moral knowledge and whether freewill is essential to morality.

We shall reflect on four key ethical theories (virtue ethics, deontology, non-cognitivism and utilitarianism), looking at both their strengths and their weaknesses. We shall be looking at morality in the context of the individual and the context of society.

14 Responses to A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners

  1. Scott Miller says:

    The beginning of your podcast “A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners > 1 Rules, truths and theories: an introduction to ethical reasoning” you mention that notes would be available with the podcast, but where does one find those notes?

    And thank you for putting this up. Always been interested in philosophy (especially virtues and ethics) but never studied it. And now that I have some time, I’m finding online resources like this quite helpful and insightful

  2. Ada Heredia says:

    It will be may first course of Philosophy and I am very interested. Thank you very much for the oportunity

  3. Thomas Riemer says:

    Thank you so much for your podcasts. Could you please e-mail me the notes you’ve mentioned. I to have problems finding them. Is it possible for you to make the notes available here on your site?
    Are there more podcasts on the way in the future? You can never get enough of philosophy.

    • Marianne says:

      Delighted you can’t get enough philosophy. I fel the same (even after 30 years!). I’ll email you the stuff.


  4. Marjann says:

    I have always been fascinated with philosophy and am so excited to find these podcasts. Thank you so much. I am having problems with the notes also. Could you please email them?

    • Marianne says:

      Very pleased you are enjoying the podcasts Marjann. The only notes I have are the powerpoint slides I used whilst lecturing, but if you email me using the facility on the website, I wll happily email them to you.


  5. Nisha says:

    Thank you so much for the podcast. I have an exam coming up and the slides/notes would be very helpful. Can you please mail them?

    • Marianne says:

      The only notes I have are the power point slides which are, I think, on the podcast. If you would like them please email me from the form on this site (sorry I am not sure where it is!)
      I hope I am not too late for you to get them for your exam.


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