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PHL 260 5 A People and Animals
by / on February 26, 2016 at 12:26 am / in Audio

PHL 260 5 A People and Animals

Seifert Human Rights Urgrundrecht Dignity handout for 260 This is class 5, part 1 of PHL 260 Ethical Issues. I continue the discussion of the sources of the dignity of persons and an interesting discussion on the question of the differences between animals and people happens.

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PHL 260 4 B Dignity of Persons
by / on February 14, 2016 at 11:47 pm / in Audio

PHL 260 4 B Dignity of Persons

This is Part 2 of Lecture 4 of PHL 260 Ethical Issues, Salve Regina University Spring 2016. Dignity handout for 260 Seifert Human Rights Urgrundrecht

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PHL 260 4 A Dignity of Persons
by / on February 14, 2016 at 11:42 pm / in Uncategorized

PHL 260 4 A Dignity of Persons

Dignity handout for 260 This is Part 1 of lecture 4 of PHL 260 Ethical Issues at Salve Regina University Spring 2016. In this lecture I explain the various sources of the dignity of persons. There is a handout here to download which I refer to in the lecture.

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PHL 260 3 B Lecture on “Without Roots” by Marcelo Pera and Joseph Ratzinger
by / on February 6, 2016 at 4:07 pm / in Audio

PHL 260 3 B Lecture on “Without Roots” by Marcelo Pera and Joseph Ratzinger

  This is lecture 3 part 2 of PHL 260 Ethical Issues at Salve Regina University. In this lecture I discuss the book Without Roots: The West, Relativism, Christianity and IslamĀ (Basic books, 2007) by Marcelo Pera and Joseph Ratzinger. Pera is not a Christian, and Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) is. They wrote a book together because they have some common […]

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PHL 260 Ethical Issues 3 A: relativism/objectivity and motives
by / on February 6, 2016 at 3:49 pm / in Audio

PHL 260 Ethical Issues 3 A: relativism/objectivity and motives

This is part 1 of Lecture 3 of PHL 260 Ethical Issues Spring 2016. In this part I cover: a) a deepening of the critique of relativism by clearing up a common misunderstanding, namely, that people confuse lacking the inner resources to grasp some subject-independent reality with relativism. Then, following the work of Josef Seifert (and expanding on it in […]

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Ethical Issues 2 B
by / on January 29, 2016 at 9:51 pm / in Audio

Ethical Issues 2 B

This is lecture 2 part 2 of Ethical Issues, Spring 2016 at Salve Regina University. In this lecture I closely analyze 2 paragraphs of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail in order to express clearly the relation between the natural law and made made laws. After that there is a combination lecture/discussion of C.S. Lewis book The […]

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Ethical Issues 2 A: Foundational Metaphysical Distinctions
by / on January 29, 2016 at 9:29 pm / in Audio

Ethical Issues 2 A: Foundational Metaphysical Distinctions

This is the first half of class 2 of Ethical Issues, Spring 2016 at Salve Regina University. In this half of the lecture I explain a series of distinctions within being for the purpose of preparing the way for more meaningful discussion of the ethical issues we will discuss in later weeks. Here is the list of items on the […]

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Syllabus for PHL 260 Ethical Issues
by / on January 26, 2016 at 9:34 pm / in Articles

Syllabus for PHL 260 Ethical Issues

PHL 260 Syllabus SPRING 2016

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Ethical Issues 1 B (Jan. 25, 2016)
by / on January 26, 2016 at 8:17 pm / in Audio

Ethical Issues 1 B (Jan. 25, 2016)

Lecture 1 part 2: The morality of lying.

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Ethical Issues 1 A (Jan. 21, 2016)
by / on January 26, 2016 at 8:10 pm / in Audio

Ethical Issues 1 A (Jan. 21, 2016)

Lecture 1 of Ethical Issues, a course I am teaching at Salve Regina University Spring 2016. In this first half of the first lecture I introduce the course and begin the lecture on the morality of lying.  

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