With its unique union of theory and application, Moral Choices Video Lectures and its accompanying textbook set the standard for college-level study of ethics.
Moral Choices Video Lectures features 12 lessons (on 2 DVDs) and is designed to help students develop a sound and current basis for making ethical decisions in today’s complex postmodern culture. The lectures outline the distinctive elements of Christian ethics while avoiding undue dogmatism. They also introduce other ethical systems and their key historical proponents, including Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Immanuel Kant.
After describing a seven-step procedure for tackling ethical dilemmas, ethicist and professor Scott Rae uses case studies to address some of today’s most pressing social issues. He guides students in thinking critically and biblically about abortion, reproductive technologies, genetic technologies and human cloning, euthanasia, capital punishment, sexual ethics, war, and economics.
Designed with the learner in mind, each lecture is approximately 20 minutes. Moral Choices Video Lectures is useful for formal students and laypeople alike, providing an accessible introduction to Christian ethics and equipping them to form a basis for practical, ethical decision-making in contemporary culture.
Session Titles and Runtimes:
1 - Introduction: Why Study Ethics? (25 min)
2 - Christian Ethics (30 min)
3 - Ethical Systems and Ways of Moral Reasoning (28 min)
4 - Making Ethical Decisions (26 min)
5 - Abortion and Embryonic Stem Cell Research (29 min)
6 - Reproductive Technologies (32 min)
7 - Biotechnology, Genetics, and Human Cloning (29 min)
8 - Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia (28 min)
9 - Capital Punishment (28 min)
10 - Sexual Ethics (28 min)
11 - The Morality of War (23 min)
12 - Ethics and Economics (30 min)
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