Read Lecture 19 after you have read pp. 456-461 and 469-473. This lecture has three purposes.
One is to say what the political issue about same sex marriage is. Another is to say why the
governments banning same sex marriage is prima facie morally wrong.
Read Lecture 18 after you have read pp. 563-576. Lecture 18 makes clear why our treatment of
higher nonhuman animals is a moral problem and considers some attempts to solve it.
Lecture 18: the moral treatment of higher nonhuman animals
A higher nonhuman a
Read Lecture 20 after reading pp. 595-600. The purpose of this lecture is to consider a number
of questions pertaining to the morality of war.
Lecture 20: the morality of war
The issue of the morality of war can be stated as follows: is war ever morally
Lecture 21 is a continuation of Lecture 20. Read Lecture 21 after reading pp. 608-610.
In the Middle Ages, Catholic theologians produced just war theory. It consists of
certain rules that, they say, must be followed for a war to be just-i.e., for a countr
Lecture 22 is a continuation of Lectures 20 and 21.
Let us now take up question (4). It is prima facie morally wrong to use a means of
fighting a war if (i) it kills or destroys things indiscriminately. This means that it kills or destroys
things other th
Information about the Midterm
Answer all parts of the question. Write the answer in complete English sentences and
paragraphs. Explain the points you make and illustrate and back them with examples. Go
overboard in explain
Read Lecture 17 after reading pp. 353-367. The purpose of Lecture 17 is consider and evaluate
the most important arguments for and against the death penalty.
Lecture 17: capital punishment
Lecture 16 is concerned with the justification of punishment in ge
Lecture 16 does not correspond to any reading assignment. The purpose of Lecture 16 is to
consider certain questions about punishment in general.
Lecture 16: the ethics of punishment
The ethics of punishment includes several questions:
(1) What is the def
Read pp. 175-184 before reading Lecture 15. The purpose of Lecture 15 is to clarify some parts
of the reading assignment and indicate some mistakes that Thomson makes.
Lecture 15: Thomson on abortion
Thomson assumes that the unborn has the moral status of