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Ethics BPS217

Ethics might simply be described as the study of “What is right and what is wrong”.
Another way of defining ethics is “those norms and rules of conduct that distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable behaviour”.
Ethics is commonly thought of as a subdivision within the broader discipline of “philosophy” (Philosophy is the study of human thoughts)

The study of ethics is commonly divided into three areas:
1. Meta Ethics - Meta Ethics attempts to understand what ethical positions are.

2. Normative Ethics- Normative Ethics attempts to understand how we should respond to an ethical position.

3. Applied Ethics - Applied Ethics attempts to apply ethics to make decisions and take actions in the real world; whether at work, home or play (or anywhere else).

There are 9 lessons in this course:

  1. Overview and Introductory Ethics
    • Who invented ethics – What are its origins?
    • Ethics and Philosophy
    • Current Ethical Theories:
    • Divine Command Theory of Ethics
    • The Theory of Forms Theory of Ethics
    • Theory of Relative Ethics
    • The Three Areas of Ethics
    • What determines your own Ethics/ Sense of Morality?
  2. Arguing an Ethical Position – An Overview of Meta Ethics
    • Metaethical Theories
    • Expressivism Theories (Non-Cognitive)
  3. Accommodating Varying Viewpoints
    • Different Ethical Viewpoints
    • Ethical Dilemmas
  4. Virtues and Morality
    • Developmental Model of Virtue Ethics
    • Morality
  5. Reasons for Ethical Decisions
    • Theories of Ethical Decision- Making
    • The Theories in More Detail
    • The Principle of Double Effect
  6. The Social Contract
    • Principle of Self-Interest
    • Theories of Social Contract
    • Twentieth Century Social Contract Theory
  7. Applied Ethics A - An Individual’s Rights
    • Basic Human Rights
    • The Underpinning Values of Human Rights
    • Categories of Human Rights
    • Human Rights Breaches
    • Applied Ethics A
  8. Applied Ethics B - An Ethical Society
    • What Is An Ethical Society?
    • Applied Ethics B
    • Case Study: African Caribbean People and Schizophrenia
  9. Applied Ethics C - Ethics in Work and Business
    • Why do Organisations Need Ethics?
    • Applied Ethics C - Organisations and Professions
    • Benefits of Ethics in Healthcare

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

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