PHI 1700 Global Ethics - Syllabus - Spring 2018(1).docx

As philosophers we are engaged co operatively in the

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- As philosophers, we are engaged co-operatively in the pursuit of truth. Please bear this in  mind when engaging in discussion with your classmates and myself.  Please be  respectful of your classmates’ views  on the issues we discuss, even when they differ  greatly from your own. Our opinions on moral philosophy can be strong and passionately held, but we must engage respectfully and in good faith with others for our discussions to be worthwhile. - You are expected to turn up on time to each class, having completed the assigned 
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reading. Absences that are unexplained or without good reason will hurt both your ability to follow the course and complete assignments, and your mark for attendance. I will  consider an absence to be unexplained if you have not informed me of the reason for your absence by 7.05pm on the day of the class.  - Eating and drinking  are permitted in class if done quietly and courteously. - Laptops and tablets  are permitted for note-taking – unless it is distracting to you, me, or  anyone around you. I reserve the right to ask you to put these devices away if I can tell  that you’re abusing the privilege of using them during class. Accessibility Baruch College provides reasonable accommodations and modifications for students with  disabilities to ensure that no student with a disability is denied the benefits of, is excluded from  participation in, or otherwise is subjected to discrimination under the education program or  activity operated by the College because of the absence of educational auxiliary aids for students  with disabilities. Arrangements for adapting class procedures without compromising course  content and standards may take time. Therefore, students who require accommodations or  modifications should speak with me as soon as possible. If you require additional assistance beyond what I can provide, you are encouraged to visit the  Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (OSSD: Room 2-271, Vertical Campus) for  extra support. For information on the OSSD, see  . Class Schedule This schedule is subject to change – please look out for emails informing you of any changes  made. Class 1 [Monday, 1/29]: Introduction
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Class 2 [Wednesday, 1/31]: How Arguments Work  - Reading: Pryor, Jim: ‘What is an Argument?”;  Class 3 [Monday, 2/5]:  Relativism  - Reading: Rachels, James: ‘The Challenge of Cultural Relativism’ [ The Elements of  Moral Philosophy  pp.15-29] Class 4 [Wednesday, 2/7]:  Ethical Egoism  - Julia Driver,  Ethics: The Fundamentals , pp.31-39 NO CLASS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12 TH   Class 5 [Wednesday, 2/14]: Bentham and Mill’s Utilitarianism  - Reading: John Stuart Mill, ‘Utilitarianism’ [Excerpts] NO CLASS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 TH ; TUESDAY 20 TH  FOLLOWS MONDAY  SCHEDULE Class 6 [Tuesday, 2/20]: 
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