Part 1A Introduction to Normative Ethics


This is the web page for the Philosophy Part 1A course Introduction to Normative Ethics given by Richard Holton at the University of Cambridge, Michaelmas term 2014. This page provides links to papers and other texts that may be useful and to pdf versions of the handouts. If you have suggestions or comments, please let me know by emailing me at rjh221@cam.ac.uk

The course will cover the syllabus materials on Morality and the Self and Forms of Consequentialism, and more broadly will provide some introduction to other normative approaches, and to other topics in moral psychology.

Lectures


Introduction: some puzzles and some considerations

(10 October) Handout

Primary


Egoism: Philosophical and empirical issues

(17th October) Handout

Primary


Our moral natures

(24th October) Handout

Primary

Secondary


Consequentialism

(31st October) Handout

Primary

Secondary


Deontology

(7th November) Handout

Primary

Secondary


Virtue theory and particularism

(14th November) Handout

Primary

Secondary


Intention and double effect

(21st November)

Primary

Secondary


Moral dilemmas and moral luck

(28th November)

Primary

Secondary