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 19

Note: This is a Tuesday. Hunter College is pretending it is a Thursday, so we will have class.

Isaiah Berlin: Two Concepts of Liberty

SEPTEMBER 25

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

SEPTEMBER 28

Marilynn Frye: Sexism

Hi-Phi Nation: Be a Man (podcast)

OCTOBER 2

John T. Noonan: An Almost Absolute Value in History

Mary Anne Warren: On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion

OCTOBER 5

Judith Jarvis Thomson: A Defense of Abortion

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

No Class (Professor Away)

OCTOBER 23

Thomas Aquinas: The Five Ways

Roger White: The Argument from Cosmological Fine-Tuning

OCTOBER 26

David Lewis: Divine Evil