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Ethics Syll Web



Course Schedule


Week 1

What is philosophy?  What is Ethics?

Relativism – James Rachels, “The Challenge of Cultural Relativism”

Utilitarianism – Mill, Utilitarianism Ch 1


Week 2  

Utilitarianism – Mill, Utilitarianism Ch 2

Utilitarianism – Mill, Utilitarianism Ch 3

Utilitarianism – Mill, Utilitarianism Ch 4


Week 3  

Utilitarianism – Mill, Utilitarianism Ch 5

Utilitarianism – Mill, Subjection of Women Ch 1

Utilitarianism – Mill, Subjection Ch 2


Week 4

Utilitarianism – Mill, Subjection Ch 3

Utilitarianism – Mill, Subjection Ch 4

Utilitarianism - Singer, “Famine, Affluence, and Morality”


Week 5

Utilitarianism Workshop - Arthur, "World Hunger and Moral Obligation" and Slote, "Famine, Affluence, and Empathy."

Deontology - Kant, Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals Preface

Deontology - Kant, Groundwork Ch 1


Week 6

Deontology - Kant, Groundwork Ch 2 (p. 14-25)

Deontology - Kant, Groundwork Ch 2 (p. 26-40)

Deontology - Kant, Groundwork Ch 3


Week 7:

Deontology - Hallie, Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed, Prelude, Part 1

Deontology - Hallie, Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed, Parts 2-3

Deontology - Hallie, Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed, Parts 4-5

Week 8

Deontology Workshop

Midterm - Ethics Writing Assignment I

Virtue Ethics - Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics Bk 1



Week 9:  

Virtue Ethics - Aristotle, NE Bk 2

Virtue Ethics - Aristotle, NE Bk 3

Virtue Ethics - Aristotle, NE Bk 4


Week 10:
Virtue Ethics - Aristotle, NE Bk 5

Virtue Ethics - Aristotle, NE Bk 6

Virtue Ethics - Aristotle, NE Bk 7


Week 11:

Virtue Ethics - Aristotle, NE Bk 8

Virtue Ethics - Aristotle, NE Bk 9

Virtue Ethics - Aristotle, NE Bk 10


Week 12:

Virtue Ethics - Audre Lorde, “The Uses of Anger”

Virtue Ethics Workshop

Pragmatism - Addams, Democracy and Social Ethics Introduction


Week 13:

Pragmatism - Addams, Democracy Ch 1

Pragmatism - Addams, Democracy Ch 2

Pragmatism - Addams, Democracy Ch 3


Week 14:

Pragmatism - Addams, Democracy Ch 4

Pragmatism - Addams, Democracy Ch 5

Pragmatism - Addams, Democracy Ch 6


Week 15:  

Pragmatism - Morrison, Beloved Section I

Pragmatism - Morrison, Beloved Section II

Pragmatism - Morrison, Beloved Section III


Week 16:

Pragmatism - Workshop

Final - Ethics Writing Assignment II