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Ethics. Instructor: Prof. Sreekumar Nellickappilly, Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras. This course introduces some basic concepts

of the discipline Ethics, which will be of relevance to students of all disciplines, particularly to social sciences, humanities, law, business management and philosophy. Along with the historical evolution of the discipline, this course examines some important theoretical frameworks and analyses certain ethical challenges facing our society and humanity in general in the contemporary world. (from nptel.ac.in)

Course Curriculum

  • Lecture 01 – Ethics and Morals: Introductory Remarks Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Different Approaches to Ethics Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Historical Perspectives: Agent Centered Moral Theory of the East and the West Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Medieval and Modern Moral Theories Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Socratic Framework in Moral Philosophy Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – Eudaimonism to Divine Command Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Divine Command Theory and the Euthyphro Dilemma Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Different Types of Ethical Theory Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – Thomas Hobbes: Morality as Contract Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Contractarianism Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Contractarianism and its Moral Implications Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Introduction to Deontological Approaches Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Kantian Deontologism Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – Egoism and its Ethical Implications Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – Motivational and Ethical Hedonism Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – Utilitarianism and its Moral Position Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – The Individual and the Whole: the Ethics of Social Relations Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Critique of Moral Absolutism: Nietzsche and his Reevaluation of Morals Unlimited
  • Lecture 19 – Existentialism and Ethics Unlimited
  • Lecture 20 – Ethics in the Present Age Unlimited

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