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INTRO. TO
PHILOSOPHY
SYLLABUS






PART FOUR



Week 12: Utilitarianism (Nov. 13)

  • Jeremy Bentham, "The Principle of Utility"
  • John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism
  • E.F.Carritt, "Criticisms of Utilitarianism"
  • J.J.C. Smart, "Extreme and Restricted Utilitarianism"
  • Bernard Williams, "Utilitarianism and Integrity"
    in Perry & Bratman, INTRODUCTION PHILOSOPHY


    Kantian Ethics (Nov. 16)

  • Immanuel Kant, Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals
    in Perry & Bratman, INTRODUCTION PHILOSOPHY


    Week 13: Aristotelian Ethics (Nov. 20)

  • Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics
  • Thomas Nagel, "Aristotle on Eudaimonia"
    in Perry & Bratman, INTRODUCTION PHILOSOPHY


    The Third Paper is due in class on Tuesday, Nov. 20th.


    Thanksgiving Recess(Nov. 22-23)
    CLASSES WILL NOT MEET ON THURSDAY and FRIDAY


    Week 14: Justice and Equality (Nov. 27)

  • John Rawls, A Theory of Justice
  • Robert Nozick, "Justice and Entitlement"
  • G.A. Cohen, "Where the Action Is: On the Site of Distributive Justice"
  • Samuel Scheffler, "Responsibility, Reactive Attitudes, and Liberalism in Philosophy and Politics"
    in Perry & Bratman, INTRODUCTION PHILOSOPHY


    Challenges to Morality (Nov. 30)

  • Plato, The Republic
  • David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals
    David Gauthier, "Morality and Advantage"
  • J.L. Mackie, "The Law of the Jungle"
  • J.L. Mackie, "The Subjectivity of Values"
  • Gilbert Harman, "Ethics and Observation"
  • Nicholas L. Sturgeon, "Moral Explanations"
    in Perry & Bratman, INTRODUCTION PHILOSOPHY


    Week 15: Applied and Practical Ethics (Dec. 4 )

  • Thomas Nagel, "War and Massacre"
  • Peter Singer, "Famine, Affluence, and Morality"
  • Onora O'Neill, "Kantian Approaches to Some Famine Problems"
  • Rosalind Hursthouse, "Virtue Theory and Abortion"
  • John Stuart Mill, The Subjection of Women
  • Debra Satz, "Markerts in Women's Reproductive Labor"
  • Kwame Anthony Appiah, "Racisms"
    in Perry & Bratman, INTRODUCTION PHILOSOPHY
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    There will be a quiz in class on Tuesday, December 4th


    Paper topics for the fourth paper will be handed
    out on Friday, December 7th. The fourth
    paper is due on Monday, December 17th by 4:30 PM in the
    Philosophy Department Main Office in Rabb 305.


    Last Class meets on Friday, the 7th of December.


    WEEK 16: Exam Week Begins (Dec. 10th)
    Discussion sections will be held on Tuesday, December 10th.


    WEEK 17: Final Paper (Dec. 17th)The fourth and final paper is due on Monday, December 17th
    by 4:30 PM in the Philosophy Department Main Office in Rabb 305.



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