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Ethics: A History of Moral Thought


The Professor:
Peter Kreeft is a professor of philosophy at Boston University. He has written over 40 books including Fundamentals of the Faith, The Best Things in Life, Back to Virtue, and The Unaborted Socrates. Besides writing, Kreeft contributes to Christian publications and speaks at numerous conferences. He received his bachelor’s degree from Calvin College and his Ph.D. from Fordham University. Before teaching at Boston University, he taught at Villanova University for three years. Kreeft has been at Boston University for 38 years.

Course Syllabus
Lecture 1   Being Good and Everything Else: An Introduction

Lecture 2   Being Good and Being Traditional: Why Do We Call It “Ancient Wisdom”?

Lecture 3   Being Good and Being Wise: Can Virtue Be Taught?

Lecture 4   Being Good and Being Pious: Plato’s Euthyphro

Lecture 5   Being Good and Being Happy: Plato’s Republic

Lecture 6   Aristotle’s Ethics

Lecture 7   Being Good and Being Successful: Aquinas on the Meaning of Life.

Lecture 8   Being Good and Being Successful According to Machiavelli: Is It Either/Or?

Lecture 9   Being Good and Being Evil: Is Humanity Naturally Good? (Hobbes vs. Rousseau)

Lecture 10   Being Good and Being Scientific: Can Morality Be a Science? (Descartes, Hume, Mill)

Lecture 11   Being Good and Being Fair: The Ethics of Kant

Lecture 12   Being Good and Being Secular: Can an Atheist Be Ethical? The Ethics of Jean-Paul Sartre

Lecture 13   Being Good in Eastern Ethics

Lecture 14   Being Good and Surviving: Ethics and the Future of Western Civilization

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Related Links: - Professor Kreeft’s website containing additional writings, a list of the books he’s authored, his lecture schedule, and other resources. - The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. - Philosophy Pages. This site offers helpful information for students of the Western philosophical tradition. - Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University. - Website of The Review of Metaphysics. - The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. This link deals with Virtue theory as the view that the foundation of morality is the development of good character traits, or virtues. - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy page on “Virtue Ethics.” - Direct link to Philosophy Pages information on the Euthyphro.

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