Saturday 7 February 2015

Ethical Theory (2014)

A three part series of short educational films covering Meta-Ethics, Kantian Ethics, and Situation Ethics.

In many ways this was the toughest series to edit in a while. The challenge was to visualise complex philosophical theories - which are relatively straight forward to explain on the page in words - but which are very tricky to illustrate. However, we succeeded, and this time we also used specially commissioned artwork to help us bring these complex ideas to life.

Below you will find more information about the series, including video clips for each film.

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Series Synopsis:

Kantian Ethics
Goethe compared reading Kant to ‘walking into a lighted room’ and this film aims to make that light shine more brightly for students. Kant’s enormous contribution to deontological ethics is explained in this intellectually lavish film which clearly unpicks his ideas and his thinking.

Meta- ethics is interested ‘not so much in what people do but the language they use to talk about what they do’. Possibly the most intellectually challenging topic studied in Philosophy, this visually compelling film will help students come away understanding the theories of Intuitionism, Emotivism and Prescriptivism more clearly and more memorably.

Situation Ethics
The full implications of the radical Christian commandment to `love your neighbour as your-self’, is laid out in this film. Castigated by Pope Pius X11 as being `dangerously relative,' Situation Ethics has never been formally accepted by any Church, but nevertheless remains an ethical theory of considerable historical and theological significance.

Find out more information HERE.

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