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Ethics. Instructor: Prof. Vineet Sahu, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kanpur. Ethics or moral thinking is an important part of our lives

We all do moral thinking. This course aims to spark the student into sustained thinking about ethical issues and the theories on which they are based. This course deals with topics: Introduction to ethical theories such as consequentialism, hedonism and utilitarianism; Meta-ethical theories including ethical naturalism, non-naturalism, and intuitionism; Ethics in the Indian tradition such as theory of Karma, Gandhian ethics, and Buddhist ethics; and some ethical issues including liberty, equality, and justice. (from nptel.ac.in)

Course Curriculum

    • Lecture 01 – Introduction to Ethics – Crtio A Socratic Dialogue Unlimited
    • Lecture 02 – Introduction to Ethics – An Assessment of Ethical Relativism Unlimited
    • Lecture 03 – Consequentialism: Introduction Unlimited
    • Lecture 04 – Consequentialism: Rule and Act Unlimited
    • Lecture 05 – Hedonism Unlimited
    • Lecture 06 – Utilitarianism Unlimited
    • Lecture 07 – Deontological Theories: Introduction Unlimited
    • Lecture 08 – Deontological Theories: Immanuel Kant Unlimited
    • Lecture 09 – Ethical Rules (with Reference to W D Ross) Unlimited
    • Lecture 10 – Situation Ethics Unlimited
    • Lecture 11 – Virtue Ethics Unlimited
    • Lecture 12 – Metaethical Theories Unlimited
    • Lecture 13 – Ethical Relativism: A Discussion on Universal Declaration of Human Rights Unlimited
    • Lecture 14 – Ethical Naturalism Unlimited
    • Lecture 15 – Ethical Naturalism (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 16 – Ethical Naturalism: Emotivism Unlimited
    • Lecture 17 – Ethical Non-Naturalism Unlimited
    • Lecture 17b – Ethical Non-Naturalism (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 18 – Non-cognitive or Non-descriptivist Theories (Intuitionism) Unlimited
    • Lecture 19 – Non-cognitive or Non-descriptivist Theories: Intuitionism, Nihilism Unlimited
    • Lecture 20 – Why be Moral? Unlimited
    • Lecture 21 – Ethics in the Indian Tradition Unlimited
    • Lecture 22 – Theory of Karma Unlimited
    • Lecture 23 – Theory of Karma (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 24 – Nishkama Karma Unlimited
    • Lecture 25 – Nishkama Karma (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 26 – Gandhian Ethics Unlimited
    • Lecture 27 – Gandhian Ethics (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 28 – Gandhian Ethics (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 29 – Purusharthas Unlimited
    • Lecture 30 – Buddhist Ethics Unlimited
    • Lecture 31 – Buddhist Ethics (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 32 – Discussing Peter Singer’s Famine Affluence and Morality Unlimited
    • Lecture 33 – Discussing Peter Singer’s Famine Affluence and Morality (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 34 – Discussing Thomas Pogge’s Real World Justice Unlimited
    • Lecture 35 – Discussing Thomas Pogge’s Real World Justice (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 36 – Discussing Thomas Pogge’s Real World Justice (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 37 – Sexuality: Ethical Perspectives Unlimited
    • Lecture 38 – Sexuality: Ethical Perspectives (cont.) Unlimited

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