We believe in meeting each student wherever they want. Below are some courses taught by your personal professor and each can be revised to suit your needs. It can be one conversation, a series or even another topic of your choice. These are courses offered by Dr. Justin Morton.
What is the meaning of human life? From the book of Genesis to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics to Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Morality, traditions give different answers to this question. Explore a range or some particular subset.
The universe seems “fine-tuned” for life. Is this evidence for God? On the other hand, what about the existence of evil in the world—how could God allow that? Explore these and other arguments for and against God’s existence. Or, pick some subset to focus on.
In the Coen brothers’ movie "No Country for Old Men," right before killing him, Anton Chigurh asks Carson Wells: “If the rule you followed brought you to this, of what use was the rule?”
We could ask something similar about virtually anything we have an obligation to do. One central question running through the history of philosophy, from Plato’s Republic to Sidgwick’s The Methods of Ethics, is why we should care about morality. Explore different philosophers’ answers to this question.
English philosopher John Stuart Mill argued that we should always try to maximize overall happiness. The German Immanuel Kant disagreed: we are sometimes required to not do what would make for the most happiness. Explore the disagreement between these two
foundational ethical views.
Pick a favorite philosopher to take a deeper dive into.
Interested in a particular argument, or philosophical view? Here we could focus in on it, reading classic pieces in defense or opposition.
Different Professors offer different rates and subjects. Please contact us for a quote.