Higher Moral Philosophy

useful links:

Sparknotes on Mill, Bentham & Kant.

Prezi page for creating Moral Phil Mindmap

Podcast of Nigel Warburton reading from his Philosophy: The Classics.

(J S Mill – Utilitarianism Chapter)

[it is also available on itunes]

Homework

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Hedonic Calculus Homework post.

Bentham’s Hedonic Calculus worksheet

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Comprehension questions on ‘Philosophy Bites’ podcast: questions-on-philosophy-bites-for-higher-philosophy

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Questions on Benn Chapter 3: Consequentialism (ques-on-benn-ch3)

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Read Alasdair MacIntyre’s brief discussion of Bentham and Mill in A Short History of Ethics (Routledge 1967) pp224-235. Take notes on his objections and spend some time over the holidays thinking about whether you find them convincing and/or critical. (We haven’t done this reading in recent years – the slides cover all is key points)

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Podcast of Nigel Warburton reading from his Philosophy: The Classics.

(J S Mill – Utilitarianism Chapter) [it is also available on itunes]

Answer questions on this (available here – p67).

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Nigel Warburton podcast on Kant:Kant – Groundwork of Metaphysic of Morals

Answer questions on this (MoralPhilosophyH_tcm4-331173) They’re on pp67-8.

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Questions on Benn Chapter 4: Kantianism (ques-on-benn-ch4-kant)

 

Utilitarianism Slides (click through)

Preference Utilitarianism Revision Summary:

Kant Slides as requested

Revision and criticism (Kant) slides

NEW: ‘peep show’ moral philosophy essay…

(a sample near perfect moral philosophy exam answer)

SQA Prescribed Readings:

Kant Prescribed Reading:

Working from maxim to conclusion (‘Kant on Contradicions’) class:

Student Essay section summaries

Student Keynote Essay Plans

as an essay this is scoring about 17 or 18/30, we need to fill in more of the gaps between the exam…

My Summaries:

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1 thought on “Higher Moral Philosophy

  1. Thanks – I know how much thought goes into such summaries. Bravo! I am currently looking for a academic colleague – email me and lets talk. – Regards.

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