MONDAYS

THURSDAYS

AUGUST 28

Syllabus

How to change your email address in CUNYfirst. (Whatever email address is there is where you'll get messages from me.)

AUGUST 31

David Foster Wallace: Consider The Lobster

SEPTEMBER 4

Labor Day - No Class

SEPTEMBER 7

Peter Singer: About Ethics

John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism

Peter Singer: The How and Why of Effective Altruism (youtube video)

SEPTEMBER 11

Immanuel Kant: Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals (excerpt)

Onora O'Neill: Kantian Approaches to some Famine Problems

SEPTEMBER 14

John Rawls: A Theory of Justice

SEPTEMBER 18

Robert Nozick: Justice and Entitlement

SEPTEMBER 21

Hunter College Closed - No Class

SEPTEMBER 25

SEPTEMBER 28

Joseph A. Carens: Aliens and Citizens: The Case for Open Borders

OCTOBER 2

Kwame Anthony Appiah: Racisms

OCTOBER 5

Marilynn Frye: Sexism

OCTOBER 9

Hunter College Closed - No class

OCTOBER 12

Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy, First Meditation (pp.1-3)

Christopher Grau: Bad Dreams, Evil Demons, and the Experience Machine: Philosophy and The Matrix

OCTOBER 16

Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy, Second, Third, and Fourth Meditations (pp.3-22)

OCTOBER 19

Thomas Aquinas: The Five Ways

Roger White: The Argument from Cosmological Fine-Tuning

OCTOBER 23

David Lewis: Divine Evil

OCTOBER 26

Eric Schwitzgebel: 1% Skepticism

OCTOBER 30

David Hume: An Enquiry into Human Understanding, ยงยง.2–5 (pp.7–27)

NOVEMBER 2

SECOND EXAM

NOVERMBER 6

André Kulka and Joel Walmsley: Cartesianism

NOVEMBER 9

Alan Turing: Computing Machinery and Intelligence

NOVEMBER 13

Hilary Putnam: The Nature of Mental States

NOVEMBER 16

Andy Clark and David Chalmers: The Extended Mind

NOVEMBER 20

Paul Churchland: Eliminative Materialism

NOVEMBER 23

Thanksgiving - No Class

NOVEMBER 27

NOVEMBER 30

DECEMBER 4

Daniel Dennett: Where Am I?

Youtube Video on Split Brain Patients

CGP Grey: You Are Two (video)

Question for David Chalmers on his Reddit "Ask Me Anything"

DECEMBER 7

Frank Jackson: What Mary Didn't Know

Thomas Nagel: What is it Like to Be a Bat?

DECEMBER 11

THIRD TEST

Essay Questions for the Third Test