Extractions: Course Description A study of recent theories about the meaning of moral terms, the nature of moral reasoning, and the relations between facts and values. Theories to be studied will include naturalism, intuitionism, emotivism, prescriptivism, and nihilism. Prerequisites: Two previous courses in philosophy, at least one of which must be a 300 or higher level course, and one of which must be a moral philosophy course; or consent of the Department. Offered Next: Fall 2004
U Of T Philosophy Brad Inwood discusses Stoic ethics, in a chapter of the book Topics in Stoicism. http://www.epas.utoronto.ca/philosophy/twp/9805/r&r.htm
Extractions: Our Philosophy and Ethics of Breeding: We believe that the primary reason for breeding traditional Siamese and Balinese cats is to preserve, protect and promote these traditional cats by giving special consideration to the genetic and physical health of the breeding queens and stud cats, with special attention to their temperament. We are dedicated to the ideas that bind together the members of the Traditional Cat Association, Inc. who are owners and breeders of these very special cats. These lovely cats must continue to be available to persons who cherish their great beauty, loyalty, and personality as well as excellent general health and longevity. For us, as breeders, this means careful selection of dams and sires to ensure that the kittens will be highest quality pets; healthy, genetically sound, people-oriented, and conforming to the breed standards of the Traditional Cat Association, Inc. We have entered into the breeding of cats out of love of this now very rare type of cat, and personal enjoyment of helping to find the right potential homes for the kittens. The potential buyers, like us, love and understand the special traits of the Traditional Siamese and Balinese cats. To ensure that inappropriate adoptions do not happen, potential buyers are screened.
Extractions: Robert Barnard, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Mississippi Alan W. Grose, Adjunct Lecturer in Philosophy, Baruch College, The City University of New York Mitch Haney, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of History, Philosophy and Geography, Missouri Western State College Eva Kort, Visiting Assistant Professor, Kansas State University Nancy J. Matchett, Lecturer for the School of Professional Development, Electronic Extension Program at SUNY/Stony Brook; Instructor with Colorado Community Colleges Online Donna-Dale L. Marcano, Assistant Professor, LeMoyne College
Ethics - Philosophy 320 Home, Syllabus. SIUE Home. Disclaimer The views and opinions expressedin this page are strictly those of the page author. The contents http://www.siue.edu/~gfields/Phil320/phil320.html
Heythrop College - University Of London Department of philosophy London, England - BA, BA (philosophy, Religion, and ethics), BA (philosophy and Theology), MA, MA (philosophy and Religion), MPhil, PhD http://www.heythrop.ac.uk/
Meta Library A collection of topics, definitions, audio and video clips covering the constructive interaction of science, ethics, philosophy, and religion. http://www.counterbalance.net/
Philosophy, Medical Ethics And Society site deals with new developments in bioethics and medical ethics, offers texts and information about conferences and workshops on ethical aspects of the life sciences. http://members.tripod.com/~uniregensburgsvk
Extractions: "What I´m really astonished at is having an essay published 15 years after it had been submitted to the editor, without prior notice. Usually I don´t agree with most of that old stuff anymore. People get confused, or even shocked when taken back so much in time" (Lord Hetherborough after the publication of one of his famous essays 15 years after its submission) "Information wants to be free" (John Gilmore) GENERAL TEXTS AND INFOS Informational reality, real world and the human brain/mind (Informationelle Realitaet - reale Welt - Bewusstsein). :This site contains a lecture given at the GMD Research Center for Information Technology. Is there a right to beauty ? Life as an aesthetical project Opening lecture on the consequences of the convergence and mutual impact of nanotechnology, biotechnology and information technology for future developments in aesthetical-plastic surgery, given on March 7, 2003 at the spring symposium of the Academy for Aesthetical-Plastic Surgery, organized by the President of the German Association of Aesthetical-Plastic Surgery, Dr. Neuhann-Lorenz, Munich
Extractions: Southwest State University ABSTRACT: There are two basic types of ethical judgments: deontological judgements that focus on focus on duty and obligation and eudaimonist judgements that focus on human excellence and the nature of the good life. I contend that we must carefully distinguish these two types of judgement and not try to understand one as a special case of the other. Ethical theories may be usefully divided into two main kinds, deontological or eudaimonist, on the basis of whether they take one of the other of these types of judgement as primary. A second important contention, which this paper supports but does not attempt to justify fully, is that neither type of theory trumps the other, nor should we subsume them under some more encompassing ethical synthesis. Introduction: Virtue Ethics Ethical theories may be usefully divided into two main types, deontological or eudaimonist, on the basis of whether they take one or the other of these kinds of judgments as primary. In the main, ancient ethical theories were eudaimonist in both form and content (in the kinds of judgments and terms they took as primary, and in the questions they spent the most time investigating). Most modern ethical theories have been deontological, again in both form and content.
Extractions: NEW APPOINTMENTS AT THE ANU ANNOUNCED The Director today announced five new appointments to the staff of the Centre at the ANU. Professor Thomas Pogge from Columbia University in New York Professor Jeroen van den Hoven - six months in each year at CAPPE and six months with the Technical University of Delft in The Netherlands Dr Jeanette Kennett from Monash University Dr David Rodin - six months each year at CAPPE and six months with Oxford University Yujin Nagasawa - six months each year at CAPPE and six months with the University of Alberta in Canada Welcome
Computer Ethics: Basic Concepts And Historical Overview 3 Parts. Some Historical Milestones. Defining the Field of Computer ethics. Example Topics in Computer ethics. Plus, a bibliography and a list of online resources. 2001. http://setis.library.usyd.edu.au/stanford/entries/ethics-computer/
Extractions: AUG Computer ethics is a new branch of ethics that is growing and changing rapidly as computer technology also grows and develops. The term "computer ethics" is open to interpretations both broad and narrow. On the one hand, for example, computer ethics might be understood very narrowly as the efforts of professional philosophers to apply traditional ethical theories like utilitarianism, Kantianism, or virtue ethics to issues regarding the use of computer technology. On the other hand, it is possible to construe computer ethics in a very broad way to include, as well, standards of professional practice, codes of conduct, aspects of computer law, public policy, corporate ethicseven certain topics in the sociology and psychology of computing. In the industrialized nations of the world, the "information revolution" already has significantly altered many aspects of life in banking and commerce, work and employment, medical care, national defense, transportation and entertainment. Consequently, information technology has begun to affect (in both good and bad ways) community life, family life, human relationships, education, freedom, democracy, and so on (to name a few examples). Computer ethics in the broadest sense can be understood as that branch of applied ethics which studies and analyzes such social and ethical impacts of information technology.
Ethics An international journal of moral, political, and legal philosophy. http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/Ethics/home.html
Ethics/philosophy Essay ethics/philosophy essay. Maximum 500 words (one A4 page). Send essayby email (preferably) to email@example.com or hand it http://www.mig.lu.se/molmed/HT2003/Kursinfo/stenciler/ethics-essay.htm
Extractions: Ethics/philosophy essay Maximum 500 words (one A4 page). Deadline is October 1, 2003, 5 pm. Write about some of the ethical or philosophical issues/thoughts raised by your studies of molecular medicine. It can be big questions such as: who am I? can we ever understand humans completely? etc.? It can also be more precise questions such as use and misuse of personal genetic information in health care and elsewhere. Finally, it can be questions that concern the conduct of research itself: animal experiments, cloning, the responsibility of scientists etc.
Georgia Southern University Specialties include philosophy, ethics, cultural studies, and curriculum theory. http://www2.gasou.edu/edufound/edd.html
Environmental Ethics, Philosophy Course 4 MIDTERM EXAM Oct 711 ***Midsemester Break***; Oct 14 Biocentrism Reading TheEthics of Respect Dec 11 Practicing what we preachIs philosophy effective? http://web.carroll.edu/msmillie/envethics/schedule.htm
Extractions: Sep 4 Anthropocentrism and BeyondReadings: "A Moment on the Earth," Gregg Easterbrook "Thinking Like a Mountain," Aldo Leopold Sep 6 Anthropocentrism: Blaming ChristianityReading: "The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis," Lynn White, Jr. (Quiz 1) Sep 9 Why do Animals matter? Reading: "All Animals Are Equal," Peter Singer Sep 11 Animal Liberation II; Reading: "The Radical Egalitarian Case for Animal Rights," Tom Regan (LR)
Extractions: firstname.lastname@example.org ABSTRACT: I am interested in the general question of how to characterize Hume's ethics, in particular, in whether Hume can be seen to offer some version of a virtue ethics. Let me first explain what I take a virtue ethics to be. For a virtue ethics, the central question is: "What kind of person should I be?" rather than "What action ought I to perform?" A virtue ethics is agent-centered in the priority it gives to being a virtuous person (or to having a virtuous character) over doing the moral action. Yet this priority has proven difficult to articulate and defend, since it looks as though character traits can be specified in terms of principles defining the kinds of action in which traits are expressed. If so, a virtuous person is simply someone who acts in accordance with particular principles. Individual virtues, such as courage, then become derivative : they are secondary to the defining and governing principles of action, which are determined by practical reason.
Philosophy In Cyberspace linked to this site. Big Dummies Guide to Theology, philosophy and Ethicshttp//www.teleport.com/~oro/bdintro.html. By Orrin R. Onken http://www-personal.monash.edu.au/~dey/phil/ethics.htm
Extractions: http://www.lcl.cmu.edu/CAAE/Home/Forum/ethics.html This site hosts online discussions by invited academics on various topics in applied ethics, including abortion, pornography and euthanasia. Discussions occur over a specified period of time and then move on to a new topic with new participants, but all are archived for ongoing access. The site is maintained by Robert Cavalier (email@example.com) and Charles Ess (firstname.lastname@example.org).