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Lecture 11 - Gilligan's ethics of care

The ethics of care - Carol Gilligan and Lawrence Kohlberg.

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Lecture 10 - Nietzsche and Rawls's Theory of Justice

Further examination of the Eternal Recurrence, and the 20th century's most important political philosopher, John Rawls

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Lecture 9 - Nietzsche 1

An overview of Nietzsche - The Birth of Tragedy, The Transvaluation of All Values. and the Eternal Recurrence.

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Lecture 8 - Bentham and Mill

More on Bentham, and Mill's revisions to Bentham's hedonic calculus.

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Lecture 7 - Bentham

Bentham's ethics - The foundation of Bentham’s ethics is what he takes to be the fact that all sentient creatures are attracted to pleasure and recoil from pain.

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Lecture 6 - Kant 3

Further investigation of Kant

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Lecture 5 - Kant 2: The Categorical Imperative

Kant's application of the Categorical Imperative is examined.

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Lecture 4 - Kant and Hume

Going from the Ancient Greeks to the eighteenth century, this lecture starts to look at the work of Kant and Hume

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Lecture 3 - Plato and Aristotle

Both Plato and Aristotle argue that human flourishing is not to be achieved through the acquisition of material wealth and worldly power. They base their arguments on accounts of the human…

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Lecture 2 - Thrasymachus

Review of Callicles, and exploration of Thrasymachus' two main statements about justice.

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Lecture 1 - Introduction and Callicles

Introduction to the module and discussion of Plato's character Callicles.

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