Fall 2017

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Here is the course syllabus.  Check back periodically for additional readings or information.

Why not cheat on exams?
Regan and Foot readings are here.  Richter handout is here.  

Relativism slides here. "Why be moral" slidesNietzsche slidesMorality and religion slidesNatural law slides.   Aquinas slides.

After reading chapter 4 in your book, also read the "Letter from Birmingham Jail" by Martin Luther King, Jr.

TUES 10/10: First midterm exam.  Review guide here.

Chapter 5, your next assignment, features David Hume.  Hume represents part of what we now call the "Scottish Enlightenment" school of thought.  We need to consider two other figures from this tradition.  First, watch this short video on Francis Hutcheson.  Hutcheson was followed by Adam Smith and David Hume.  Chapter 5 of your book is the reading for Hume.   There's a short video on Hume as well.  This brings us to Smith.  The "additional reading" mentioned on the syllabus is a selection from The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith.  Go to Part III, chapters 2-3.   Also this short video on Smith.

Kant slides  Bentham slides Mill slides Contractarianism slides  Scottish Enlightenment Slides

REMINDER:  Second Midterm Exam has been rescheduled for NOVEMBER 14 16   Review guide here.

Aristotle slides.  Contemporary virtue ethics slides.

Your final exam has been scheduled by the registrar's office for December 19, 8:00 am.  Review guide here.