Topics: Introduction to Ethical Studies--Textbook



Tutorial notes for

Introduction to Ethical Studies: An Open Source Reader version 0.11

The book is available as PDF, HTML, --accessible from the Ethics Homepage .




Lecture Notes and Answers to Questions for the open source document as a work in progress released here in draft form.





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Part I  The Nature of Ethical Inquiry

Part II Free Will and Determinism 

Part III Religious and Duty Ethics

  • Blaise Pascal, "The Wager"

  • Ohiyesa, "The Soul of an Indian"

  • Immanuel Kant, "Act in Accordance with Universal Law"

  • Soren Kierkegaard, "Truth is Faith"

Part IV The Search for Happiness

Part V Ethics and Society


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