Introduction to Moral Philosophy

Ralph McInerny, Ph.D.

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This course is intended as a practical guide for evaluating human actions. It is not the history of the discipline that is the primary focus here; rather we are setting forth as true a way of understanding and appraising ourselves as moral agents. The course covers the ultimate end of human life, namely happiness, and the virtues that lead us to our ultimate end and goal.

8 1-hour Lectures

  1. Introduction
  2. Moral Philosophy as Philosophy
  3. Ultimate End: The Purpose of Life
  4. Virtue
  5. The Cardinal Virtues
  6. Moral Reasoning
  7. The Conscience
  8. The Three Fonts of Morality


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