Spring 2016 Ethics Reading Schedule

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JAN 12

  • Introduction to Course

JAN 14

  • Ariely, ""Why We Lie""

JAN 19

  • Cooper, Chapter 1; Haidt, ""The Divided Self"

JAN 21

  • Haidt, The Righteous Mind, Intro and Chapter 1

JAN 26

  • Cooper, Chapter 5;
  • Singer, Chapter 1, ""About Ethics""

JAN 28

  • Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics, Book 1 (you can skip Section 6)

FEB 2

  • Haidt, Chapter 2

FEB 4

  • Haidt, Chapter 3
  • Haidt, "Out-Take" on Virtue Ethics (4 pages);

FEB 9

  • In-class treatment of 1st round topics and additional applied ethics lecture. Student Posts to wiki.

FEB 11

  • In-class treatment of 1st round topics and additional applied ethics lecture. Student Posts to wiki.

FEB 16

  • de Waal, Intro and 5-21.
  • Haidt, Chapter 4

FEB 18

  • de Waal, 21-42;

FEB 23

  • de Waal, 42-58; Bloom, Ch 2, "Empathy and Compassion"

FEB 25

  • Korsgaard, ""Morality and the Distinctiveness of Human Action"

MAR 1

  • Singer, ""Morality, Reason, and the Rights of Animals"" (in de Waal) (140-151)

MAR 3

  • Mid-term (Optional)

MAR 15

  • Haidt, Chapter 5 & 6

MAR 17

  • Haidt, Chapter 7

MAR 22

  • Sandel, Chapter 3: Libertarianism
  • Haidt, Chapter 8

MAR 24

  • Sandel, Chapter 2: Utilitarianism

MAR 29

  • Sandel, Chapter 5: Kant

MAR 31

  • Sandel, Chapter 6: Rawls

APR 5

  • Singer, "Rich and Poor"
  • Sachs, "Can the Rich Help the Poor?"

APR 7

  • Topic Day

APR 12

  • Singer, "A Changing World";
  • Singer, "One Atmosphere"

APR 14

  • Haidt, Chapter 9

APR 19

  • Haidt, Chapter 10

APR 21

  • Haidt, Chapter 11

APR 26

  • Haidt, Chapter 12

APR 28

  • Eco, ""When the Other Appears on the Scene""; Bloom, Chapter 7

MAY 1

MAY 3

MAY 8

MAY 10

  • Final exam: Official Exam, Thursday May 5, 3:30 to 5:30pm