Essays from my University of London BA Philosophy Studies

Ethics - Contemporary Perspectives - [235P115]


  1. Are there Moral Facts?
  2. Critically Assess the View that Moral Properties are Best Understood as like Secondary Qualities such as Colours and Tastes.  
  3. Is Morality a Product of Convention?
  4. What, if anything, constitutes a reason for an agent to act morally?
  5. "If ethics is objective, then there should be widespread ethical agreement. But there isn't widespread ethical agreement. Therefore, ethics is not objective." Discuss.
  6. What is the best way to understand the relationship between human well-being and morality?
  7. Is there a necessary link between human well-being and morality?
  8. 'If there were objective values, then they would be entities or qualities or relations of a very strange sort, utterly different from anything else in the universe' (Mackie). Discuss.  
  9. Could there be a morality that was radically different from our own?
  10. Are there any good reasons that could be offered to someone who claimed not to see why he ought to be moral?
  11. What would it be for morality to be objective?
  12. What is the best way of defining an altruistic act?