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Moral Theory

Aristotle: The Nicomachean Ethics

Hypertext version of W. D. Ross' translation of the Greek classic, from the shelves of Daniel Stevenson's Internet Classics Archive.

Aristotle & Virtue Ethics

Lawrence Hinman's multimedia archive of resources on classical ethical theory includes an extensive bibliography & audio files of issue focused panel discussions on National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation (Ethics Updates).  

Classic Texts in Ethics

Lawrence Hinman's index of on-line works in moral theory from Plato to Nietzsche.

Georgia Harkness: Christian Ethics

Full text of pioneering woman theologian's 1957 examination of the biblical foundations of Christian moral theory & the implications for modern social issues (posted by Religion-Online).

Immanuel Kant: The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics

Abbott's translation of Kant's 1780 treatise on the foundations of moral theory.

Jeremy Bentham: Principles of Morals and Legislation

1791 Classic presents argument for the priority of the principle of utility (whatever promotes happiness) in social ethics over religious and political uses of the fear of punishment.

Kantian Ethics

Lawrence Hinman's multimedia archive holds Powerpoint, audio & video files & an extensive bibliography (Ethics Updates) .

Reinhold Niebuhr: Interpretation of Christian Ethics

Full text of influential 20th c. Protestant scholar's analysis of the dialectical tension between the Christian law of love & the ideal of justice (posted by Religion-Online).

Reinhold Niebuhr: Moral Man & Immoral Society

Full text of Niebuhr's classic analysis of the difference between personal & socio-political ethics (posted by Religion-Online).

The Search for a Darwinian Science of Ethics

Essay by Larry Arnhart supports Aristotelian Darwinians in tracing ethics to the social nature of human beings (DiaLogos). 


Lawrence Hinman's multimedia archive holds Powerpoint, audio & video files and an extensive bibliography on the theories of Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill & other Utilitarian philosophers (Ethics Updates) .

Veritatis Splendor

Text of Pope John Paul II's 1993 encyclical on the Roman Catholic Church's moral teaching (posted by the Vatican).


Political Theory

Resources of relevance to religion & politics are on the Anthropology & Sociology web page.

Criminal & Social Justice

American Center for Law & Justice

Pat Robertson's public interest foundation to promote the rights of (Christian) believers in courts & education.

Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics

John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) posts extensive links to articles & other on-line resources.

Faith & Justice Apostolates

Links to Jesuit centers for a wide range of social issues.

Justice Fellowship

Public policy affiliate of Charles Colson's Prison Fellowship Ministries to promote reform in the adult & juvenile criminal justice system according to conservative Christian values.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

Gateway to documents & websites related to all aspects of crime, victims, law enforcement, courts & the criminal justice system.

Salt of the Earth

On-line journal for social justice highlights current news items & archives Catholic teaching on a wide range of issues.


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