Moral Philosophy
This playlist brings together several courses on topics in moral philosophy, including utilitarianism, virtue ethics, meta-ethics, and Kantian deontological ethics.
 
What this playlist includes:
38 lectures across 6 courses.
All resources designed and delivered by university academics and researchers.
Self-marking quizzes for all lectures, as well as an end-of-topic quiz.
Reading lists, essay questions and extension activities.
Courses and Lectures
2. Utilitarianism
Dr Claire Benn
Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
2.2. Jeremy Bentham – 08:14
2.3. John Stuart Mill – 08:15
2.4. Problems – 09:08
3. Utilitarianism
Dr Iain Law
Birmingham University
4. Virtue Ethics
Dr Iain Law
Birmingham University
5. Metaethics: Moral Anti-Realism
Dr Luke Elson
Reading University
5.2. Why be an Anti-Realist? – 09:35
5.3. Ayer’s Emotivism – 06:14
5.4. Hare’s Prescriptivism – 05:05
5.5. Mackie’s Error Theory – 06:12
5.6. Moral Disagreement – 07:16
5.7. Moral Progress – 05:42
5.8. Anti-Realism and Nihilism – 05:28
6. Metaethics: Do Moral Reasons Exist?
Prof. James Lenman
Sheffield University
6.1. The Simple Desire View – 07:54
6.2. Reasons and Desires – 09:49
6.4. The Ideal Desire View – 10:47
6.5. Three Kinds of Optimism – 15:14
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