Benin 2014 Ethics Course Reading Schedule

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All readings are available from the course website (alfino.org) as pdfs.


Thursday June 5, 2014

  • LC Packet: Reader, The Atlantic Slave Trade (pp. 377-403)
  • Ethics: Ariely, "Why We Lie"


Monday June 9, 2014

  • Ethics: Haidt, Righteous Mind (RM), Intro and Chapter 1, "Where Does Morality Come From?"

Tuesday June 10, 2014

  • Ethics: Haidt, "The Divided Self"
  • LC Packet: Gardinier and Beierschenk -- Francophone Africa and Benin Politics

Wednesday June 11, 2014

  • Ongoing responses online for both ethics and the Learning Community

Thursday June 12, 2014

Monday June 16, 2014

  • Ethics: Haidt Chapter 2, "The Intuitive Dog and It's Rational Tail"
  • Ethics: Haidt Chapter 3, "Elephants Rule"

Tuesday June 17, 2014

Monday July 7, 2014

  • LC Packet: Millenium Development Goals for Benin: Browse links on Learning Community site and look up other health and development data. Share general impressions on email and save some notes for in country discussion.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • Ethics: Haidt Chapter 4, "Vote For Me"

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

  • Ethics: Haidt Chapter 5, "Beyond WEIRD Morality"

Thursday, July 10, 2014

  • Singer, One World, Chapter 1, "A Changing World"

Monday July 14, 2014

  • Sandel, Utilitarianism
  • Sandel, Rawls

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

  • Singer, "Rich and Poor"
  • Sachs, Jeffrey, from The End of Poverty, Chapter 15, "Can the Rich Afford to Help the Poor?"

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

  • Haidt, Chapter 6, "Taste Buds of the Righteous Mind"

Thursday, July 17 2014

  • LC Packet: Easterly, William. 2006. excerpt from The White Man's Burden. Chapter 1, "Planners vs. Seekers,"
  • LC Packet: Nzamujo, Fr. Godfrey. "Using agriculture to challenge Africa's triple threat." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Caw2htKiT0I

IN COUNTRY

  • LC: Viewing and discussion of Mama, Kpai, Hass
  • Haidt, Chapter 7, "The Moral Foundations of Politics"
  • Haidt, Chapter 9, "Why are we so Groupish?"
  • Haidt, Chapter 10, "The Hive Switch"
  • Sharing of individual research