Moral Psychology OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Bachelor Level Philosophical Theory Course by MIT

Published Feb 06, 2009

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Consider philosophical and ethical concerns in this free OpenCourseWare. In the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) course 'Moral Psychology', students examine egoism, intention, ethics and free will. This course is ideal for students of Philosophy.

Moral Psychology: Course Specifics

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Moral Psychology: Course Description

Analyze human actions from the inside out, considering our egoism behind our rational for the things we do. This OpenCourseWare offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Cambridge, MA, examines the difference between intention and desire. Students look at how to develop strength of will and the difference between strength and weakness of will.

This course also examines the principles behind free will and its limitations. This course is led by MIT Professor Richard Holton and looks at how we deceive ourselves and the ethics and decisions behind our motivations. Designed for Philosophy students, this course introduces students to the moral and ethical side of enlightened thinking.

Lectures, notes some study materials and course readings are available for free online. For more information about this course, visit the 'Moral Psychology' course page.

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