What's Good on TV?: Understanding Ethics Through Television
July 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Pilot Episode: Ethics and Popular Culture.
Series I. Is anything “good” on television? The Nature of Moral Value.
Episode 1: Truth and Nihilism in Ethics.
Episode 2: Normativity—Social, Legal, and Moral.
Episode 3: God and Ethics.
Series II. What’s right and wrong? Ethical Theory.
Episode 4: Relativism.
Episode 5: Deontology.
Episode 6: Consequentialism.
Episode 7: Virtue Ethics.
Series III. But what’s right when…? Practical Ethics.
Episode 8: Environmental Ethics.
Episode 9: Animal Welfare.
Episode 10: Abortion.
Episode 11: Homosexuality.
Episode 12: Punishment and Capital Punishment.
Episode 13: Assisted Suicide .
The Epilogue: Does TV Erode Our Values?