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Department of Philosophy

Basic Ethics Reader

This web page mirrors the printed version of theBasic Ethics Reader developed for use in the ethics core courses taught within the Loyola Philosophy Department. The actual selection of texts isat the discretion of individual core teachers,with the understanding that every core ethics course will draw on some of these materials in order to provide a common framework within which specific topics, applications, and philosophical approaches can be presented. This resource is designed primarily for teachers who wish to post links to the selected texts on their course web sites (Blackboard). However, all of these texts are in the public domain and, therefore, there is no reason a teacher could not also distribute them in hard copy.

Teachers may also choose to consult (and add to) the more extensive list of online readings posted on the Philosophy Department'sEthics Readings page. (A separate, password protected web page will also be constructed if demand exists for sample quizzes, study questions, outlines, and other teaching materials.)

PLATO

Euthrypho
Apology
Crito
The Republic
I, 336b-342e, 347b
II, 357a-362c, 368c-376c
III, 412b-417b
IV, 427c-448e
V, 448e-480a
IV-VII, 502c-521b

ARISTOTLE

Nicomachean Ethics
I, 336b-342e, 347b
II, 357a-362c, 368c-376c
III, 412b-417b
IV, 427c-448e
V, 448e-480a
IV-VII, 502c-521b
Politics
III, 4, 10, 1

AUGUSTINE

City of God
XII, 1-9

AQUINAS

Summa Theologica
First Part of the Second
Q. 2, Art. 8
Q. 3, Arts. 4, 8
Q. 5, Art. 5
Q. 94, Arts. 2, 4-5
Q. 95, Arts. 1-2

LOCKE

Second Treatise of Civil Government
Ch. VII

KANT

Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals
Sections 1, 3

MILL

Utilitarianism
Chs. 1-2, 4-5

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