Applied Ethical Analysis Work -- Spring 2018

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  • This term we will try to work on the skills of giving an applied ethical analysis alongside our more theoretical work. To do this, we will develop resources (news, commentary, our own perspectives and argumentation) using a few minutes of most classes.

JAN 22: 2

  • The public discourse about the government shutdown involves moral language. Note two distinct approaches: Apportioning blame vs. assessing conditions of trust. Note connection to Ariely. Example of dysfunctional work groups.
  • Freedom of conscience cases: Recent supreme court case. See Reading list. This will be on our agenda for the 24th.

JAN 24: 3

JAN 29: 4

JAN 31: 5

FEB 5: 6

FEB 7: 7

FEB 12: 8

FEB 14: 9

FEB 21: 10

FEB 26: 11

FEB 28: 12

MAR 5: 13

MAR 7: 14

MAR 19: 15

MAR 21: 16

MAR 26: 17

MAR 28: 18

APR 4: 19

APR 9: 20

APR 11: 21

APR 16: 22

APR 18: 23

APR 23: 24

APR 25: 25

APR 30: 26

MAY 2: 27

MAY 7: 28

MAY 9: 29