Part I History of Ethics
Life of Socrates
Part II Concepts and Problems
Normative Ethics and Applied Ethics
Part III Applied Ethics
Field of Applied Ethics
This web-site is designed to give users a very general "introduction to Ethics." The materials offer both historical and thematic perspectives on the subject. Key representatives of the history of ethics are presented and major ethical theories are analyzed and critiqued.
on "Applied Ethics" points to the use of interactive multimedia modules
to simulate real world scenarios involving difficult moral choices. Specifically
recommended are the CD-ROMs A Right to Die? The Dax Cowart Case
and The Issue of Abortion in America. Both were produced by Carnegie
Mellon's Center for the Advancement of Applied Ethics and both are published
GENERAL PHILOSOPHY RESOURCES: Relevant online materials from the Internet can be accessed through Episteme Links as well as the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, the Stanford Online Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and the Routledge CD-ROM Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Of special importance for the area of Moral Philosophy is Larry Hinman's Ethics Updates site.
Please note: This Syllabus is under development. New items and links will be added throughout the semester. While I welcome comments about the site, the Instructor cannot answer specific questions posed by those outside of the class. A Blackboard version of this course can be accessed via ID and password for students taking Dr. Cavalier's Introduction to Ethics (80130). This is a value added site containing assessment tools, an online forum, and extra resources such as PowerPoint Slides.