What is my purpose? Why am I here?
Category: Lecture Notes
Ethics in Advertising
Purpose, Practices, and Claims
Film and Television as Course Material
In my courses, video content such as film and television are an integral part of the teaching and learning process. These in-class viewings in addition to provided articles and lecture notes supplement the traditional textbook. The paragraphs below explain the importance of video content in classes. In the years I have been teaching philosophy, religious…
The Contingency Arguments
Arguments for the existence of God including the cosmological argument, the argument from motion, and the argument of the unmoved mover.
Fake News, Satire, and User-Generated Content
Matters of concern for today’s news consumer.
The Ethical News Consumer
In today’s world tremendous responsibility falls upon the news consumer.
Criticism of democracy dates back about 2500 years to two of the greatest thinkers in the history of philosophy.
The Mass Media
Individuals and organizations using electronic and print platforms to convey information and messages to mass numbers of people.
Ethical Responsibilities of the Entertainment Media
Do movie and TV creators inherit a higher obligation?
Free Speech and Censorship
Ratified in 1791, the first amendment of the Constitution of United States of America states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government…