Moral Philosophy

Professor James Rachels opened the preface to his The Elements of Moral Philosophy (3rd. ed., 1999) thusly: “Socrates, one of the first and best moral philosophers, said that the subject deals with ‘no small matter, but how we ought to live.’ This book is an introduction to moral philosophy, conceived in this broad sense.” (p. xi)

Though immense in scope, the study of moral philosophy may be honed by two primary concerns: one’s responsibility to maintain a healthy relationship with nature, and one’s responsibility to maintain healthy relationship with humans, themselves included.

The same pair of guiding principles serves to shape dynamic music education.

A dual focus on nature and humankind informs a realistic and practical approach to astrology.