If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion,
and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing
Wolff: Economic Competition Mill:edit July 21st, 2009 style L lick to Freedom Cecture 21: Master subtitle of
The anti-competition argumentis valued (P1) When a form of competition
primarily because of the side-effects of people engaging in that com
Nozick: Entitlements Young: Distributive Justice
Lecture 19: July 14th 2009 Click to edit Master subtitle style
Patterned and unpatterned principles Patterned principles:
that distribution is to vary along with some natural dimension.
Lecture 18: July 9th, 2009
Unequal distribution of resources. A distribution of resources that is naturally unequal needs to be rectified. This is done by our social and political institutions, e.g. taxation for
Rawls: Economic Justice
Lecture 17: July 7th 2009
Justice and social institutions
Fairness central to morality. Unfairness treating two people differently for no justifiable reason.
E.g. racism, sexism. Grading students based on merit.
Lecture 16: July 2nd, 2009
Duty to prevent evil
Principle of equality
All human life is of equal value Difference in treatment should be based on freely chosen actions and not accidents of birth or environment. Distributing food unequally
Singer: Famine, Affluence and Morality
Lecture 15: June 29th, 2009
1.4 billion people, or one quarter of the population of the developing world, lived below our international line of $1.25 a day in 2005 prices.
the global food crisis.
Rachels: Obligations to children
Lecture 14: June 24th
Consequentialism, deontology and impartiality
Consequentialism impartiality = equal consideration of interests. Problem too demanding. Deontology impartiality = universalizability. Problem if taken fr
Morality and impartiality
Lecture 13: June 23rd, 2009
Note about the readings
covering Rachels. We will skip over the discussion on cloning unless, at the end of term, we have time to cover it. Next week, start on poverty
Family obligations: English
Lecture 12: June 18th, 2009
Two questions about family obligations.
The nature of those obligations. How those obligations fit into a larger moral context.
English focus is on the nature of family obligations.
Altman: Speech Codes and Expressive Harm
Lecture 23: July 28th, subtitle style Click to edit Master 2009
Causal Harm and Expressive Harm
Focusing on university speech codes.
Acknowledges that some harm is done by hate speech. Harm is also done by