Philosophy 13 Introduction to Philosophy--Ethics
Richard Arneson, Professor.
Teaching Assistants: Damon Crockett & Nanhee Byrnes
Arneson office hours: Tuesdays 2-3 and Thursdays 3-4 in HSS 8057.
Arneson email email@example.com
INTRODUCTORY HANDOUT. revised 10/25
Note. This handout contains necessary information on course assignments and other matters that is not duplicated below.
Weekly schedule. Contains mainly links to readings not found in the course texts and links to notes and handouts.
Week 1. September 22-28.
THUR: Lecture 1 Notes.
TUES: NO CLASS. VETERANS' DAY HOLIDAY.
THUR: Notes on Locke on property.
Week 10. November 24-30.
TUES: Reading: Robert Adams, "Abraham's Dilemma." WRITING ASSIGNMENT DUE IN CLASS.
THUR: NO CLASS. THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.
Week 11. December 1-7.
[Note: The last scheduled class, on Thursday of this week, has to be rescheduled. This last class will be held and then repeated on three occasions this same week--Monday 4-5, in HSS 2154, Tuesday 5-6 in Center Hall 207, and Tuesday 6-7, in Center Hall 207. I apologize for any inconvenience this shift causes you.--RJA.]
TUES: Reading: Robert Nozick, "The Principle of Fairness"; A. John Simmons, "The Principle of Fair Play." Also Arneson, Notes on Principle of Fairness. Recommended reading: Jeremy Waldron, "Special Ties and Natural Duties."
THUR: See note just above. Reading: Christopher Wellman, "A Defense of Secession and Political Self-Determination"; also Allen Buchanan, "Theories of Secession."Notes on Secession.
FINAL EXAM WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in CSB 002 (our regular classroom). Advance information on final exam.
(More advance information. Here is last year's short answer portion of the final. This year's questions will be different. The final will consist of 1.5 hours of essay questions and 1.5 hours of short-answer questions. An advance information handout on the final will be posted next week.)