January 8 - January 8 2008 sepulcher"Culture and global...

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January 8, 2008 sepulcher “Culture and global ethics” with Professor Gunn I) Design a. Organized around an issue of great historical moments: “the better life to be led” i. Great historical consequence: ethics, according to Aristotle is shaped around a single question, what is the better life to be led? We are dressed in morality when we address this question and each culture is distinct in its response. ii. Morality is a discrete system of rules, ethics is the bigger question b. Centers around the “question” of the human, what matters to humans c. Links the quest for values with the fact of cultural diversity d. Premised on the belief that neither universalism (one size fits all) nor relativism (all sizes are equally good) is an option II) Procedures a. Organization of the course follows the logic of “an” argument – not the only one b. Will combine lecture with discussion c. Requires students’ realization of their stake in these issues d. Utilizes a teaching assistant: Danielle Bart III) Requirements a. Completion of reading in advance of lectures b. Two multiple choice examination c. Two papers i. First: one page summary of a test in “culture matters” ii. Second: five page analysis of a fundamental values of potential cross-
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