Introduction to Ethical Theories:Consequentialist and Non-consequentialist theories – Hedonism – Utilitarianism – Deontological theories (with reference to Immanuel Kant) – Ethical Rules (with reference to W D Ross) – Situation Ethics – Virtue Ethics;Meta-ethical Theories:Ethical Relativism: Is Anything Wrong at all – Ethical Naturalism – Non-naturalism – Non-cognitive or Nondescripitivist Theories – Intuitionism – Approach to an Adequate Theory; the Moral point of view – Why be Moral;Ethics in the Indian tradition:Dharma- meaning, definition and classification – Theory of Karma – Nishkam Karma – Gandhian Ethics – Pursarthas – Buddhist Ethics – Jaina Ethics;Some Ethical Issues:The Personal life: Family and friends; Sexuality; Virtues – Liberty and Equality: Free Speech; Sexual and Racial Discrimination; Affirmative Action – Justice: Punishment; Economic Justice; World Hunger and International Justice – Environmental Ethics

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Introduction to Ethics – ‘Crito’ A Socratic dialogue Details 31:51
Introduction to Ethics -An assessment of Ethical relativism Details 17:36
Consequentialism -Introduction Details 34:28
Consequentialism ­ Rule & Act Details 17:29
Hedonism Details 29:59
Utilitarianism Details 1:1:43
Deontological theories ­ Introduction Details 31:10
Deontological theories ­ Immanuel Kant Details 38:14
Ethical Rules (with reference to W D Ross) Details 16:38
Situation Ethics Details 45:11
Virtue Ethics Details 47:54
Metaethical Theories Details 45:7
Ethical Relativism: A discussion on Universal Declaration of Human Rights Details 41:12
Ethical Naturalism Details 34:51
Ethical Naturalism contd Details 47:17
Ethical Naturalism-Emotivism Details 25:44
Mod-01 Lec-17a Ethical Non­naturalism Details 43:22
Mod-01 Lec-17b Ethical Non­naturalism-II Details 44:25
Non­cognitive or Nondescriptivist Theories(Intuitionism) Details 22:22
Non­cognitive or Nondescriptivist Theories-Intuitionism Nihilism Details 41:41
Why be Moral? Details 32:37
Ethics in the Indian tradition Details 16:52
Theory of Karma ­ Part 1 Details 23:42
Theory of Karma ­ Part 2 Details 32:15
Nishkama Karma ­ Part 1 Details 24:22
Nishkama Karma ­ Part 2 Details 27:41
Gandhian Ethics ­ Part 1 Details 29:9
Gandhian Ethics ­ Part 2 Details 35:33
Gandhian Ethics ­ Part 3 (Satyagraha) Details 39:5
Purusharthas Details 24:49
Buddhist Ethics ­ Part 1 Details 35:36
Buddhist Ethics ­ Part 2-Jaina Ethics Details 33:56
Some ethical issues (Applied Ethics) ‘Famine Affluence and Morality’ Part- I Details 53:49
Some ethical issues (Applied Ethics) ‘Famine Affluence and Morality’ Part- II Details 1:5:37
Discussing Thomas Pogge’s ‘Real World Justice’ ­ Part 1 Details 57:38
Discussing Thomas Pogge’s ‘Real World Justice’ ­ Part 2 Details 47:59
Discussing Thomas Pogge’s ‘Real World Justice’ ­ Part 3 Details 23:57
Sexuality: Ethical Perspectives ­ Part 1 Details 52:57
Sexuality: Ethical Perspectives ­ Part 2 Details 56:48

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