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PHL 260 5 B Presentation of P. Singer’s theory

This is part 2 of lecture 5 of PHL 260 Ethical Issues, Fall 2016 at Savle Regina University. In this lecture I present P. Singer’s ethical view as he understands himself (as best as I am able). Dignity handout for 260

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

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]