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Ethical Issues in Relationships & Sexuality - Chapter Summary
Ethical issues associated with relationships and sexuality are highlighted in the video lessons included in this philosophy chapter. Some of the subjects presented include the ethical issues of cheating, lying and stealing, plus the different aspects of human sexuality. You can either watch the entire video lesson or use the video tabs to skip to a specific section you'd like to see. By taking the quiz following each lesson, you'll be able to quickly assess your knowledge of these topics. This chapter is designed to assist you in achieving the following:
- Outline the ethical issues of breaking promises, lying, cheating and stealing
- Identify the public, private and societal aspects of human sexuality
- Explain the moral duties within sexual relationships
- Discuss relevant moral issues in sexuality
- Detail the ethical implications of the double standard
1. Ethical Issues of Lying, Cheating, Breaking Promises & Stealing
Lying, cheating, breaking promises, and stealing are generally considered to be immoral actions. Explore the reasons for this, and discover how each of these can be morally justifiable. Then test your understanding with a brief quiz.
2. Human Sexuality: Public, Societal & Private Aspects
Sexuality is an important part of all human societies, but it means something different to everyone. Explore the lines between public and private sexual identities, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
3. Moral Duties within Sexual Relationships
Every relationship comes with its own unique set of moral duties and obligations. This is especially true of sexual relationships. In this lesson we are going to explore the moral duties that are unique to sexual relationships and see how they define the goals and outcome of the relationship.
4. Moral Issues in Sexuality
Throughout history, there have been many differing opinions on the morality of sex and its surrounding issues. This lesson will highlight the theories and opinions of a few of the better-known philosophers who opined on this subject: Saint Thomas Aquinas, Immanuel Kant, Jeremy Bentham, and Marquis de Sade.
5. Ethical Implications of the Double Standard
The double standard is something many of us know all too well, but it's also an issue with serious ethical implications. Explore these, and test your understanding with an unbiased, single-standard quiz.
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Other chapters within the Philosophy 102: Ethics in America course
- Introduction to the Study of Morality
- Moral Belief Systems Overview
- Ancient Greek Views on Ethics & Philosophy
- Morality in Western Religion
- Natural & Moral Law Theories
- Consequentialist vs. Non-Consequentialist Philosophies
- Ethical Issues in Life & Death
- Economic Inequality & Morality
- Philosophical Theories Behind the Justice System
- Moral & Ethical Issues in Peacetime vs. War
- Human Rights Ethics & Morals
- Bioethics Impact on Medicine & Morality
- Ethics & Morality in Business
- The Environment & Ethics