PHILOSOPHY 162    CONTEMPORARY MORAL ISSUES    WINTER, 2005
Professor: Richard Arneson        TA: Michael Tiboris

INTRODUCTORY HANDOUT
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This handout contains information you will need to know about the course including course requirements and the schedule of lecture topics and required readings for each class meeting.  The information on this handout is NOT duplicated below.

FURTHER WEEK-BY-WEEK INFORMATION
Week 1.

Week 2.
FRI:  Handout: Walzer on the Responsibilities of Soldiers and Rulers.

Week 3.
WED: FIRST WRITING ASSIGNMENT.
Here is a guide to writing philosophy papers that you might find useful. Click on Guide 1.  Here is another.  Click on Guide 2.

Week 4.
MON:  Reading: R. Fullinwider. Terrorism, Inocence, and War," Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly, vol. 21, no. 4 (Fall 2001).
Available at http://www.puaf.umd.edu/IPPP/ .  If this link; for now, does not work, so you may have to type this web address using your web browser to access this site.  From there, click on P & PP Quarterly icon, then click on vol. 21, no. 4 issue.  Reading: David Luban, "The War on Terrorism and the End of Human Rights," Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly,
vol. 22, no.3 (Summer, 2002).  Available at: http://www.puaf.umd.edu/IPPP/  (Again, you may need to use your web browser to access this address.  From there, follow same directions.  Click on P & PP Quarterly icon, then on vol., 22, no 3 issue.)  Recommended reading: Paul Kahn, "The Paradox of Riskless Warfare," Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly, vol. 22, no. 3 (Summer, 2002).  Available at: http://www/puaf.umd.edu/IPPP/
FRI: Reading: R. Brandt, "Utilitarianism and the Rules of War"
Clicking on this like connects you to JSTOR.  Alternate link: R. Brandt.  Recommended reading: T. Nagel, "War and Massacre."

Week 5.
MON: Reading: J. McMahan, "The Ethics of Killing in War,".  Recommended reading: R. Arneson, "Just Warfare Theory and Noncombatant Immunity."
FRI: Reading: F. Kamm, "Physician-Assisted Suicide, the Doctrine of Double Effect, and the Ground of Value"
Alternate link: Click F. Kamm.
FRI:  FIRST WRITING ASSIGNMENT DUE IN CLASS.

Week 6.
MON: Reading: D. Velleman, "A Right to Self-Termination?"
Alternate link: J. Velleman.

Week 7.
WED:  Helping the Domestic Poor--Schmidtz and Goodin Handout.
WED:  SECOND WRITING ASSIGNMENT.  Recommended reading: R. Arneson, "Egalitarianism and the Undeserving Poor."
FRI: Reading: P. Singer, "Famine, Affluence, and Morality
Alternate link: P. Singer.
 

Week 8.
WED: Reading: L. Murphy, "The Demands of Beneficence."
Alternate link: L. Murphy.
FRI:  Reading: R. Miller, "Cosmopolitan Respect and Patriotic Concern".
Alternate link: R. Miller.
Recommended reading: Arneson, "Do Patriotic Ties Limit Global Justice Duties?"

Week 9.
WED:  Handout--Note on David Miller, "National Responsibility and Global Justice."
FRI:  Handout ---Note on Thomas Pogge, "Assisting" the Global Poor.

Week 10.
MON: SECOND WRITING ASSIGNMENT DUE IN CLASS.
WED:  Notes on 'Genetic Ethics" and the Morality of Inclusion.
FRI:   Study Guide for final exam short-answer questions.  Reading: J. McMahan, "Cognitive Disability, Misfortune, and Justice"
Alternate link: J. McMahan.
Advance information on final exam handout.