This 10 week course provides an introduction to ethics by examining the works of some of the greatest philosophers in the subject from the ancient Greeks to the Victorians. The philosophers to be studied are: Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant and John Stuart Mill. Although their writings count as 'historical', an appreciation of their arguments provides an essential background for proper understanding of contemporary work in ethics; indeed, many would claim that their work has never been bettered. All of the texts to be covered are available in the public domain and will be downloadable as pdfs on ISP Moodle, though you may wish to purchase your own books.
What you get
Full access to the International School of Philosophy online material (via Moodle)
A weekly online lecture, introducing you to the topic to be discussed that week.
Reading for the week's topic, set a week in advance.
Online forums (on Moodle) to discuss the week's reading moderated by the lecturer for that week's topic.
The option to purchase individual one-to-one online tutorials and essay feedback, given by the course lecturers, as 'add-ons'.
The course Terms and Conditions are available at the International School of Philosophy website and those who wish to enrol should read them.