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This is an advanced course in metaethics.
In metaethics we address questions such as:

What are we doing when engaging in moral thinking or in moral discussions?

What is the nature of moral and other value judgments?

Are there moral facts?

If so, what is the nature of these facts?

Are there objective values?

What would it be for values to be objective?
The Tao Of Winnie The Pooh
or the hidden message behind the stories. Which character are you?

Winnie the Pooh has a certain way about him, a way of doing things which has made him the world's most beloved bear. And Pooh's Way, as Benjamin Hoff brilliantly demonstrates, seems strangely close to the ancient Chinese principles of Taoism. The 'Tao of Pooh' explains Taoism by Winnie the Pooh and explaines Winnie the Pooh by Taoism. It makes you understand what A.A. Milne probably meant when he said he didn't write the Pooh-books for children in the first place.
Over the centuries Taoism classic teachings were developed and divided into philosophical, monastic, and folk religious forms. All of these could be included under the general beading of Taoism. But the basic Taoism is simply a particular way of appreciating, learning from, and working with whatever happens in everyday life. From the Taoist point of view, the natural result of this harmonious way of living is h…