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The Battlefield from Afar: Independently Operating Systems and their Compatibility with the laws of Armed Conflict

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Markus Wagner, Associate Professor of Law, University of Miami Law School, gives a talk for the 2011 Hilary term ELAC/CCW seminar series. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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ethics | defence | politics | security | war | conflict | morality | ethics | defence | politics | security | war | conflict | morality | 2011-02-15

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Dr Hugo Slim, Visiting Fellow in the department of politics and international relations, gives a talk for the 2011 Hilary term ELAC/CCW seminar series on armed conflict. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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ethics | defence | humanitarianism | politics | security | morality | war | conflict | aid | ethics | defence | humanitarianism | politics | security | morality | war | conflict | aid | 2011-02-14

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Virtue Ethics: virtue, values and character

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Part 3 of 7 in Marianne Talbot's "A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners". In this episode we will reflect on Aristotle's account of morality and the centrality of the virtues in this account. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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ethical | moral law | morals | philosophy | aristotle | ethics | reasoning | morality | ethical | moral law | morals | philosophy | aristotle | ethics | reasoning | morality | 2011-02-14

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Virtue Ethics: virtue, values and character (Slides)

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Part 3 of 7 in Marianne Talbot's "A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners". In this episode we will reflect on Aristotle's account of morality and the centrality of the virtues in this account. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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ethical | moral law | morals | philosophy | aristotle | ethics | reasoning | morality | ethical | moral law | morals | philosophy | aristotle | ethics | reasoning | morality | 2011-02-14

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Humean Ethics: Non-Cognitivism, the passions and moral motivation

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Part 4 of 7 in Marianne Talbot's "A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners". In this episode we reflect on Hume's account of morality and his rejection of reason as the source of morality. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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ethical | moral law | morals | philosophy | ethics | hume | reasoning | morality | ethical | moral law | morals | philosophy | ethics | hume | reasoning | morality | 2011-02-21

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Humean Ethics: Non-Cognitivism, the passions and moral motivation (Slides)

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Part 4 of 7 in Marianne Talbot's "A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners". In this episode we reflect on Hume's account of morality and his rejection of reason as the source of morality. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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ethical | moral law | morals | philosophy | ethics | hume | reasoning | morality | ethical | moral law | morals | philosophy | ethics | hume | reasoning | morality | 2011-02-21

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Deontology: Kant, duty and the moral law

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Part 5 of 7 in Marianne Talbot's "A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners". In this episode we reflect on Kant's account of morality, including the categorical imperative. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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ethical | moral law | morals | kant | philosophy | ethics | reasoning | morality | ethical | moral law | morals | kant | philosophy | ethics | reasoning | morality | 2011-02-28

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Deontology: Kant, duty and the moral law (Slides)

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Part 5 of 7 in Marianne Talbot's "A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners". In this episode we reflect on Kant's account of morality, including the categorical imperative. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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ethical | moral law | morals | kant | philosophy | ethics | reasoning | morality | ethical | moral law | morals | kant | philosophy | ethics | reasoning | morality | 2011-02-28

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Utilitarianism: Mill and the utility calculus

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Part 6 of 7 in Marianne Talbot's "A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners". A reflection on Mill's account of morality, and the greatest happiness of the greatest number. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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ethical | moral law | morals | philosophy | utilitarianism | ethics | mill | morality | ethical | moral law | morals | philosophy | utilitarianism | ethics | mill | morality | 2011-03-07

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Utilitarianism: Mill and the utility calculus (Slides)

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Part 6 of 7 in Marianne Talbot's "A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners". A reflection on Mill's account of morality, and the greatest happiness of the greatest number. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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ethical | moral law | morals | philosophy | utilitarianism | ethics | mill | morality | ethical | moral law | morals | philosophy | utilitarianism | ethics | mill | morality | 2011-03-07

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Making Up Your Mind

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Part 7 of 7 in Marianne Talbot's "A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners". This final episode is a time to take stock and bring together all the strands we've considered. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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ethical | moral law | morals | kant | philosophy | aristotle | ethics | reasoning | morality | ethical | moral law | morals | kant | philosophy | aristotle | ethics | reasoning | morality | 2011-03-14

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Making Up Your Mind (Slides)

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Part 7 of 7 in Marianne Talbot's "A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners". This final episode is a time to take stock and bring together all the strands we've considered. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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ethical | moral law | morals | kant | philosophy | aristotle | ethics | reasoning | morality | ethical | moral law | morals | kant | philosophy | aristotle | ethics | reasoning | morality | 2011-03-14

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Virtue Ethics: virtue, values and character

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Part 3 of 7 in Marianne Talbot's "A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners". In this episode we will reflect on Aristotle's account of morality and the centrality of the virtues in this account. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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ethical | moral law | morals | philosophy | aristotle | ethics | reasoning | morality | ethical | moral law | morals | philosophy | aristotle | ethics | reasoning | morality | 2011-02-14

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Humean Ethics: Non-Cognitivism, the passions and moral motivation

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Part 4 of 7 in Marianne Talbot's "A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners". In this episode we reflect on Hume's account of morality and his rejection of reason as the source of morality. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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ethical | moral law | morals | philosophy | ethics | hume | reasoning | morality | ethical | moral law | morals | philosophy | ethics | hume | reasoning | morality | 2011-02-21

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Deontology: Kant, duty and the moral law

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Part 5 of 7 in Marianne Talbot's "A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners". In this episode we reflect on Kant's account of morality, including the categorical imperative. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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ethical | moral law | morals | kant | philosophy | ethics | reasoning | morality | ethical | moral law | morals | kant | philosophy | ethics | reasoning | morality | 2011-02-28

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Utilitarianism: Mill and the utility calculus

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Part 6 of 7 in Marianne Talbot's "A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners". A reflection on Mill's account of morality, and the greatest happiness of the greatest number. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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ethical | moral law | morals | philosophy | utilitarianism | ethics | mill | morality | ethical | moral law | morals | philosophy | utilitarianism | ethics | mill | morality | 2011-03-07

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Making Up Your Mind

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Part 7 of 7 in Marianne Talbot's "A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners". This final episode is a time to take stock and bring together all the strands we've considered. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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ethical | moral law | morals | kant | philosophy | aristotle | ethics | reasoning | morality | ethical | moral law | morals | kant | philosophy | aristotle | ethics | reasoning | morality | 2011-03-14

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17.118J Feminist Political Thought (MIT) 17.118J Feminist Political Thought (MIT)

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This course focuses on a range of theories of gender in modern life. In recent years feminist scholars in a range of disciplines have challenged previously accepted notions of political theory such as the distinctions between public and private, the definitions of politics itself, the nature of citizenship, and the roles of women in civil society. In this course we will examine different aspects of women's lives through the life cycle as seen from the vantage point of political theory. In addition we will consider different ways of looking at power and political culture in modern societies, issues of race and class, poverty and welfare, sexuality and morality. This course focuses on a range of theories of gender in modern life. In recent years feminist scholars in a range of disciplines have challenged previously accepted notions of political theory such as the distinctions between public and private, the definitions of politics itself, the nature of citizenship, and the roles of women in civil society. In this course we will examine different aspects of women's lives through the life cycle as seen from the vantage point of political theory. In addition we will consider different ways of looking at power and political culture in modern societies, issues of race and class, poverty and welfare, sexuality and morality.

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feminism | feminism | political theory | political theory | modern society | modern society | citizenship | citizenship | women | women | sexuality | sexuality | race | race | class | class | poverty | poverty | welfare | welfare | power | power | culture | culture | morality | morality | gender | gender | modern life | modern life | feminist scholarship | feminist scholarship | public | public | private | private | roles | roles | civil society | civil society | political culture | political culture | WMN.412J | WMN.412J | 17.118 | 17.118 | SP.412 | SP.412 | WMN.412 | WMN.412

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17.01J Justice (MIT) 17.01J Justice (MIT)

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This course explores three fundamental questions about the ideal of a just society and the place of values of liberty and equality in such a society. Answers to the questions provided by three contemporary theories of justice: Utilitarianism, Libertarianism, and Egalitarian Liberalism will be examined. To assess the strengths and weaknesses of these theories, a discussion of their implications for some topics of ongoing moral-political controversy will also be covered. This course explores three fundamental questions about the ideal of a just society and the place of values of liberty and equality in such a society. Answers to the questions provided by three contemporary theories of justice: Utilitarianism, Libertarianism, and Egalitarian Liberalism will be examined. To assess the strengths and weaknesses of these theories, a discussion of their implications for some topics of ongoing moral-political controversy will also be covered.

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just society | just society | values of liberty | values of liberty | equality | equality | utilitarianism | utilitarianism | libertarianism | libertarianism | egalitarian liberalism | egalitarian liberalism | moral-political controversy | moral-political controversy | sexual morality | sexual morality | financing schools and elections | financing schools and elections | religious liberty | religious liberty | labor markets | labor markets | health care | health care | affirmative action | affirmative action | abortion | abortion | global justice | global justice

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STS.010 Neuroscience and Society (MIT) STS.010 Neuroscience and Society (MIT)

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This class explores the social relevance of neuroscience, considering how emerging areas of brain research reflect and reshape social attitudes and agendas. Topics include brain imaging and popular media; neuroscience of empathy, trust, and moral reasoning; new fields of neuroeconomics and neuromarketing; ethical implications of neurotechnologies such as cognitive enhancement pharmaceuticals; neuroscience in the courtroom; and neuroscientific recasting of social problems such as addiction and violence. Guest lectures by neuroscientists, class discussion, and weekly readings in neuroscience, popular media, and science studies. This class explores the social relevance of neuroscience, considering how emerging areas of brain research reflect and reshape social attitudes and agendas. Topics include brain imaging and popular media; neuroscience of empathy, trust, and moral reasoning; new fields of neuroeconomics and neuromarketing; ethical implications of neurotechnologies such as cognitive enhancement pharmaceuticals; neuroscience in the courtroom; and neuroscientific recasting of social problems such as addiction and violence. Guest lectures by neuroscientists, class discussion, and weekly readings in neuroscience, popular media, and science studies.

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cognitive science | cognitive science | evolutionary psychology | evolutionary psychology | neurobiology | neurobiology | imaging | imaging | MRI | MRI | CT scan | CT scan | fMRI | fMRI | brain | brain | mind | mind | impluse | impluse | brain imaging | brain imaging | morality | morality | moral reasoning | moral reasoning | decision making | decision making | intelligence | intelligence | empathy | empathy | trust | trust | religion | religion | love | love | emotion | emotion | gender differences | gender differences | sexuality | sexuality | stress | stress | prejudice | prejudice | mental focus | mental focus | psychopharmaceuticals | psychopharmaceuticals | antidepressant | antidepressant | neuroeconomics | neuroeconomics | neuromarketing | neuromarketing | neurotheology | neurotheology | cognitive enhancement | cognitive enhancement | witness | witness | courtroom testimony | courtroom testimony | addiction | addiction | violence | violence | learning | learning | behavior | behavior

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The public and private ethics of climate change

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This first lecture of a series entitled 'Climate Connections' is presented by John Broome, White's Professor of Moral Philosophy and Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The progress of climate change places moral demands on all of us to do something about it. It makes moral demands on governments and the international community, and also on each of us as private individuals. The public and private morality of climate change derives from moral duties of two different sorts. Firstly, it derives from the general duty of beneficence to make things better. Secondly, it derives from duties of justice, and in particular from the duty not to harm other people except in specific circumstances. It turns out that the private morality of climate change is entirely governed by the duty of just Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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climate change | ethics | carbon offsetting | global warming | morality | climate change | ethics | carbon offsetting | global warming | morality | 2012-04-26

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9.00 Introduction to Psychology (MIT) 9.00 Introduction to Psychology (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. This course surveys questions about human behavior and mental life ranging from how you see to why you fall in love. The great controversies: nature and nurture, free will, consciousness, human differences, self and society. Students are exposed to the range of theoretical perspectives including biological, evolutionary, cognitive, and psychoanalytic. One of the best aspects of Psychology is that you are the subject matter. This makes it possible to do many demonstrations in lecture that allow you to experience the topic under study. Lectures work in tandem with the textbook. The course breaks into small recitations sections to allow discussion, oral presentations, and individual contact with instructors. Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. This course surveys questions about human behavior and mental life ranging from how you see to why you fall in love. The great controversies: nature and nurture, free will, consciousness, human differences, self and society. Students are exposed to the range of theoretical perspectives including biological, evolutionary, cognitive, and psychoanalytic. One of the best aspects of Psychology is that you are the subject matter. This makes it possible to do many demonstrations in lecture that allow you to experience the topic under study. Lectures work in tandem with the textbook. The course breaks into small recitations sections to allow discussion, oral presentations, and individual contact with instructors.

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human behavior | human behavior | brain | brain | perception | perception | memory | memory | motivation | motivation | emotion | emotion | learning | learning | senses | senses | sensation | sensation | cognition | cognition | thinking | thinking | language | language | intelligence | intelligence | love | love | evolution | evolution | attitude | attitude | behavior | behavior | self | self | dissociation | dissociation | repression | repression | morality | morality | Freud | Freud | sleep | sleep | dreams | dreams | mental illness | mental illness | fairy tale | fairy tale

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9.69 Foundations of Cognition (MIT) 9.69 Foundations of Cognition (MIT)

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Advances in cognitive science have resolved, clarified, and sometimes complicated some of the great questions of Western philosophy: what is the structure of the world and how do we come to know it; does everyone represent the world the same way; what is the best way for us to act in the world. Specific topics include color, objects, number, categories, similarity, inductive inference, space, time, causality, reasoning, decision-making, morality and consciousness. Readings and discussion include a brief philosophical history of each topic and focus on advances in cognitive and developmental psychology, computation, neuroscience, and related fields. At least one subject in cognitive science, psychology, philosophy, linguistics, or artificial intelligence is required. An additional project i Advances in cognitive science have resolved, clarified, and sometimes complicated some of the great questions of Western philosophy: what is the structure of the world and how do we come to know it; does everyone represent the world the same way; what is the best way for us to act in the world. Specific topics include color, objects, number, categories, similarity, inductive inference, space, time, causality, reasoning, decision-making, morality and consciousness. Readings and discussion include a brief philosophical history of each topic and focus on advances in cognitive and developmental psychology, computation, neuroscience, and related fields. At least one subject in cognitive science, psychology, philosophy, linguistics, or artificial intelligence is required. An additional project i

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cognitive science | cognitive science | Western philosophy | Western philosophy | structure | structure | color | color | objects | objects | number | number | similarity | similarity | inductive inference | inductive inference | space | space | time | time | reasoning | reasoning | decision-making | decision-making | morality | morality | consciousness | consciousness | development | development | psychology | psychology | computation | computation | neuroscience | neuroscience | philosophy | philosophy | linguistics | linguistics | artificial intelligence | artificial intelligence

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21A.460J Medicine, Religion and Politics in Africa and the African Diaspora (MIT) 21A.460J Medicine, Religion and Politics in Africa and the African Diaspora (MIT)

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This course provides an exploration of colonial and postcolonial clashes between theories of healing and embodiment in the African world and those of western bio-medicine. It examines how Afro-Atlantic religious traditions have challenged western conceptions of illness, healing, and the body and have also offered alternative notions of morality, rationality, kinship, gender, and sexuality. It also analyzes whether contemporary western bio-medical interventions reinforce colonial or imperial power in the effort to promote global health in Africa and the African diaspora. This course provides an exploration of colonial and postcolonial clashes between theories of healing and embodiment in the African world and those of western bio-medicine. It examines how Afro-Atlantic religious traditions have challenged western conceptions of illness, healing, and the body and have also offered alternative notions of morality, rationality, kinship, gender, and sexuality. It also analyzes whether contemporary western bio-medical interventions reinforce colonial or imperial power in the effort to promote global health in Africa and the African diaspora.

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21A.460 | 21A.460 | WGS.620 | WGS.620 | Medicine | Medicine | Religion | Religion | Politics Africa | Politics Africa | African Diaspora | African Diaspora | colonial | colonial | postcolonial clashes | postcolonial clashes | theories of healing | theories of healing | embodiment; western | embodiment; western | bio-medicine | bio-medicine | Afro-Atlantic | Afro-Atlantic | traditions | traditions | illness | illness | healing | healing | body | body | alternative | alternative | morality | morality | rationality | rationality | kinship | kinship | gender | gender | sexuality; imperial | sexuality; imperial | power | power | global | global | health. | health. | embodiment | embodiment | western | western | sexuality | sexuality | imperial | imperial | health | health | SP.620J | SP.620J | SP.620 | SP.620

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21L.450 Literature and Ethical Values (MIT) 21L.450 Literature and Ethical Values (MIT)

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The aim of this subject is to acquaint the student with some important works of systematic ethical philosophy and to bring to bear the viewpoint of those works on the study of classic works of literature. This subject will trace the history of ethical speculation in systematic philosophy by identifying four major positions: two from the ancient world and the two most important traditions of ethical philosophy since the renaissance. The two ancient positions will be represented by Plato and Aristotle, the two modern positions by Immanuel Kant and John Stuart Mill. We will try to understand these four positions as engaged in a rivalry with one another, and we will also engage with the philosophy of Thomas Hobbes, which offers a bridge between ancient and modern conceptions and provides The aim of this subject is to acquaint the student with some important works of systematic ethical philosophy and to bring to bear the viewpoint of those works on the study of classic works of literature. This subject will trace the history of ethical speculation in systematic philosophy by identifying four major positions: two from the ancient world and the two most important traditions of ethical philosophy since the renaissance. The two ancient positions will be represented by Plato and Aristotle, the two modern positions by Immanuel Kant and John Stuart Mill. We will try to understand these four positions as engaged in a rivalry with one another, and we will also engage with the philosophy of Thomas Hobbes, which offers a bridge between ancient and modern conceptions and provides

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ethics | ethics | values | values | literature | literature | morality | morality | justice | justice | virtue | virtue | literary theory | literary theory | responsibility | responsibility | politics | politics | plato | plato | aristotle | aristotle | machiavelli | machiavelli | hobbes | hobbes | sophocles | sophocles | euripides | euripides | shapkespeare | shapkespeare | swift | swift | ibsen | ibsen | shaw | shaw | dostoyevsky | dostoyevsky | conrad | conrad | bible | bible

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