In this last video lecture/discussion from my Spring 2012 Ethics class at Marist College, we discuss Thomas Aquinas’ Natural Law moral theory, examining how natural law fits in with the eternal law, divine law, human law, and the fomes of sin. I contrast Natural Law moral theory with Divine Command moral theory. Towards the end […]

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Plato and Thrasymachus agree that justice is virtue and wisdom, and injustice vice and ignorance. A reading of a dialogue from Plato’s Republic. Download Plato’s Republic for free here: http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/republic.html from Wikipedia: “The Republic is a Socratic dialogue, written by Plato around 380 BC, concerning the definition of justice , the order and character of […]

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Hope you enjoy my brief analysis of Socrates’ similes of the cave and the sun, and please add your thoughts to this symposium. I highly recommend reading “The Republic” by Plato if you haven’t. That’s where the ideas in this video come from and it’s an amazing read. Music: “Unison” by Dr. Schroeder

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An explication of the difference between Hypothetical and Categorical goods (or imperatives) as used by Immanuel Kant.

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An explication of the common distinction drawn between ethics and morality and the use of these terms in the discipline of philosophy.

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Thought Experiments in Philosophy: Ethics. A Explication of The Man in the Yard Trolley Problem.

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Thought Experiments in Philosophy: Ethics. An articulation of the Fat Villain Trolley Problem.

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Thought Experiments in Philosophy: Ethics. An explanation of the Fat Man Trolley Problem

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Thought Experiments in Philosophy: Ethics. A short explanation of the Trolley Problem.

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A short explanation of William Lane Craig’s response to the Euthyphro dilemma, a common objection and an attempt to respond to this objection.

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