Introduction to Ethics Phil 140 @ Binghamton University, Win '11

Schedule

NOTE: Schedule is subject to change.

NOTE: All assignments are listed on the day they are due.

[January:]

Mon 03 – Writing Day – Introduction: What is Moral? Part I

Read:   Welcome Blog Post

Other student’s posts

Syllabus

Write: Writing Prompt 01

Comment

Tues 04 – Reading Day – Utilitarianism, Part I

Read:   John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism: General Remarks
Utilitarianism: What Utilitarianism is
Utilitarianism: Of the Ultimate Sanction of the Principle of Utility

Write:  see Reading Day assignments under Grading

Weds 05 – Reading Day – Utilitarianism, Part II

Read:   John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism: Of What Sort of Proof the Principle of Utility is Susceptible
Utilitarianism: On the Connection Between Justice and Utility

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Thurs 06 – Reading Day – Deontology, Part I

Read:   Immanuel Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

Groundwork: Preface
Groundwork: Moving from common-sense knowledge to philosophical knowledge about morality
Groundwork: Moving from popular moral philosophy to the metaphysics of morals, Part I

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Fri 07 – Reading Day – Deontology, Part II

Read:   Immanuel Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

Groundwork: Moving from popular moral philosophy to the metaphysics of morals, Part II

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Mon 10 – Reading Day – Virtue Ethics, Part I

Read:   Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics

Nicomachean Ethics: Book I
Nicomachean Ethics: Book II

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Tues 11 – Reading Day – Virtue Ethics, Part II

Read:   Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics

Nicomachean Ethics: Book III
Nicomachean Ethics: Book IV
Nicomachean Ethics: Book VI

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Weds 12 – Writing Day – What is Moral? Part II

Read:   Other student’s posts

Write:  Writing Prompt 02

Comment

Thurs 13 – Reading Day – Disability and Suicide, Part I

Read:   Carol Gill: The False Autonomy of Forced Choice

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Fri 14 – Reading Day – Disability and Suicide, Part II

Read:   Karen Hwang: Rational Suicide and the Disabled Individual

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Mon 17 – Reading Day – Cognitive Impairment and Personhood, Part I

Read:   Jeff McMahan: Cognitive Disability, Misfortune, and Justice

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Tues 18 – Reading Day – Cognitive Impairment and Personhood, Part II

Read:   Eva Kittay: On the Margins of Moral Personhood

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Weds 19 – Reading Day – Beauty and Women, Part I

Read:   Janet Radcliffe Richards: The Unadorned Feminist

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Thurs 20 – Reading Day – Beauty and Women, Part II

Read:   Andrea Dworkin: Gynocide: Chinese Footbinding

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Fri 21 – Writing Day – What is Moral? Part III

Read: Other student’s posts

Write: Writing Prompt 03

Comment