Course SummaryReview topics you're struggling with in class or learn something new about philosophy with our Philosophy 103 theory and practice course. Our short video and text lessons cover important concepts such as ethics, morality and existentialism to help you prepare for a test or complete your homework.
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This Philosophy 103: Ethics - Theory & Practice course offers an in-depth look at the theories and practices used in the study of ethics in philosophy. The chapters cover a range of topics, including basic theories of morality, utilitarianism, altruism and existentialism. You can also explore videos that touch on metaethics, social and personal ethical issues, ethical issues in healthcare and medicine and professional and business ethics. Each video comes with a full transcript and timeline that allows you to jump from topic to topic. You can also take self-assessment quizzes and chapter exams to gauge your comprehension of the materials.
|Basic Theories of Morality||Study the basic theories of morality that include social contract theory, utilitarianism, consequentialist theories, altruism and existentialism.|
|Basic Concepts of Morality||Discover the definition and principles of morality and examine the concepts of values and ethics, economic value, moral agency and moral standing. Also, compare autonomy and paternalism, beneficence and nonmaleficence and define employment discrimination.|
|Metaethics||Analyze moral relativism, major themes of enlightenment and natural fallacy, while also exploring expectancy value theory and learning about Friedrich Nietzsche.|
|Issues in Morality||Learn about various issues in morality, including differing theories of moral development, moral dilemma and arguments for and against moral relativism.|
|Social & Personal Ethical Issues||Examine behavior, gender identity, the right to privacy, censorship, ethic issues in humanitarian intervention, violence in America and more as you learn about social and personal ethical issues in philosophy.|
|Ethical Issues in Health & Medicine||Take a look at ethical issues in mental health, the basics of patient rights and treatment decisions, withholding and withdrawing care, the right to die, the history of the abortion law and more.|
|Professional & Business Ethics||Find out about business ethics in contemporary business, why ethical problems occur in business, ethical decision making, the whistleblower act, equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, health and safety regulations and more.|
|Ethics & The Environment||Explore concepts in ethics and the environment like global ecology, environmental legislation, sustainable development within environment limits and environmental ethics as related to human values.|
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