Tag: kant

Understanding Deontological and Teleological approaches to ethics

Understanding Deontological and Teleological approaches to ethics

Download the learning helper linked here to facilitate your investigation and understanding of ethical systems: Ethics Jigsaw

TOK Journal Collect #2: Your Thoughts Needed on the following…

TOK Journal Collect #2: Your Thoughts Needed on the following…

#6…..What is Truth?  Is truth possible? Lastly, does it even matter if something is true or not? #5….Consider a piece of culture…the movie HER for example, or Fight Club, or even another work of literature/philosophy…Thoreau’s Walden comes to mind…how does the creator of that cultural artifact […]

Kantian Ethics vs. Utilitarianism

Kantian Ethics vs. Utilitarianism

As an introduction to ETHICS, move through this incredibly excellent introduction to ethics, ethical hypocrisy, kantian ethics and utilitarianism:  http://www.philosophyexperiments.com/fatman/Default.aspx One of the heaviest hitters in the philosophical world of ethics is German Philosopher Emanuel Kant. Kant wrote at length on a variety of topics and […]

Introduction to Ethics

Introduction to Ethics

We’ve already discussed various questions that the Human Sciences concern themselves with. We discussed that many of these questions are “Normative” in nature…meaning they concern themselves with what humans OUGHT to do. Dilemmas of behavior that people face are referred to as MORAL DILEMMAS or […]