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Social Ethics: Websites and Web Videos

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Web Videos

Social Ethics Introduction #1

An "introductory lecture Prof. Dr Heidi Hadsell (USA), President of Hartford Seminary, shares her credentials and an overview of what she will be addressing in the next 4 lectures on Social Ethics." --Globethics Academy

In this video Prof. Dr. Heidi Hadsell briefly explained what is social ethics and how it is differ from personal ethics in a moral perspective.

Global ethics

"This video suggests that there is no absolute or definitive statement on what constitutes ethical behavior and that an individual’s sense of ethics is determined by a number of social, cultural, and religious factors and influences. Viewers will hear how the role of ethics in management practices, global marketing, and corporate ethics and social responsibility differs from culture to culture. This video will address the evolution of our understanding of global ethics in response to global political and economic challenges and opportunities."

Ethical Dimension : Ethical Conflictc 1

"Probes the ethical dimension in an effort to understand what motivates believers to behave according to their beliefs. Tangible results of belief practices are observed in the building of religious monuments such as pyramids and cathedrals, the observation of prayer rituals, and the committing of terrorist acts, to name a few. The lesson compares religious ethics (proper patterns of action) and rules of ethics in society (law, custom, morals). It also attempts to discern how obligation, responsibility, and punishment are present in religious ethical systems."

Peter Singer: The why and how of effective altruism

"If you're lucky enough to live without want, it's a natural impulse to help others in need. But, asks philosopher Peter Singer, what's the most effective way to give charitably? He talks through some surprising thought experiments to help you balance emotion and practicality -- and make the biggest impact with whatever you can share. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more."--TED

Intro to Aristotle's Ethics | Lecture 1: The Good

"Lecture Overview:
The purpose of the Nicomachean Ethics is to teach one how to become good. Aristotle begins this task with the claim that every voluntary human activity “seems to aim at some good.” He proceeds to arrange the goods in a hierarchy that points to the highest good — happiness.

Course Overview:
In the Nicomachean Ethics—the first book written on the subject of how best to live—Aristotle argues that human happiness chiefly depends upon a person’s character, which is formed by making good choices. This course examines Aristotle’s teachings about human nature, the meaning of the good, and the virtues necessary for happiness. Students will not only learn what Aristotle says about the good life, but will also explore ways to put this knowledge to work."--Hillsdale College

Intro to Aristotle's Ethics | Lecture 2: Aristotle's Politics and the Nature of Man

"Lecture Overview:
In Book I of the Politics, Aristotle writes that “man alone among the animals has speech.” This unique faculty leads to man’s concern for the good and enables him to form political communities — which exist for the sake of living well.
Course Overview:
In the Nicomachean Ethics—the first book written on the subject of how best to live—Aristotle argues that human happiness chiefly depends upon a person’s character, which is formed by making good choices. This course examines Aristotle’s teachings about human nature, the meaning of the good, and the virtues necessary for happiness. Students will not only learn what Aristotle says about the good life, but will also explore ways to put this knowledge to work."--Hillsdale College

Robert A. Sirico | Christianity, Social Justice, and Poverty

"The idea of socialism is ancient. Organized socialist movements took form in Europe in the nineteenth century, and socialism emerged as a dominant political ideology in many places around the world by the twentieth century. This second CCA of the 2019-2020 academic year, co-sponsored by the Ludwig von Mises Lecture Series, will consider socialism, its practice over time, and its resurgence today.
Robert A. Sirico is co-founder and president of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty and the pastor at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish and Academy. He received his Master of Divinity degree from the Catholic University of America, following undergraduate study at the University of Southern California and the University of London. He has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Financial Times, The Detroit News, and The Washington Times. He has been a guest on numerous television and radio programs on CNN, ABC, CBS, NPR, and the BBC, among others. A member of the Mont Pelerin Society, the American Academy of Religion, and the Philadelphia Society, Rev. Sirico is the author of Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy."--Hillsdale College

The Silent Scream (Full Length)

"The Silent Scream Complete Version - Abortion as Infanticide

Dr. Bernard Nathanson's classic video that shocked the world. He explains the procedure of a suction abortion, followed by an actual first trimester abortion as seen through ultrasound. The viewer can see the child's pathetic attempts to escape the suction curette as her heart rate doubles, and a "silent scream" as her body is torn apart. A great tool to help people see why abortion is murder. The most important video on abortion ever made. This video changed opinion on abortion to many people..."

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