Now in its seventh edition, The Moral of the Story continues to bring figuring out to difficult concepts in moral philosophy through storytelling and story analysis. Students will take a look at ethical relativism by examining the film Avatar, explore utilitarianism through The Invention of Lying, and speak about Kant’s deontology by examining Woody Allen’s Match Point. They’ll imagine virtue ethics by juxtaposing Plato’s “Myth of the Cave” with the topics in The Truman Show. Rosenstand’s work is energetic and relatable, and students will experience discussing examples from latest film, fiction narratives, or even popular comic strips.
The Moral of the Story: An Introduction to Ethics