Ethics (History of Ethics) OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Ethics Class by WGU

Published Apr 02, 2009

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Learn about the evolution of morals and ethics with this free OpenCourseWare from Western Governors University. 'Ethics Part 1 & Ethics Part 2' contains material covering the different schools of thought over the history of ethics, from ancient Greece to today. This course can be useful to students seeking Bachelor of Arts degrees in Philosophy.

Ethics Part 1 & Ethics Part 2: Course Specifics

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Ethics Part 1 & Ethics Part 2: Course Description

Over the generations, there have been many different ideas about the definition of ethical behavior and moral standards. This online OpenCourseWare from Western Governors University presents study material on the philosophies of several important thinkers in this field. The course includes links to summaries of the works of philosophers like David Hume, Immanuel Kant and Socrates. Other links provide information on virtue ethics and describe how religion has influenced thought on morality. The course ends with a look at modern ethical theories through links to articles about Psychological Egoism. This material can benefit students interested in a Bachelor of Philosophy degree.

This free OpenCourseWare contains links to study resources on several subjects in ethics.

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