Ethical Relativism: Rosenstand pp. 105-9, 115-133 Primary reading: Of Cave Dwellers and Spirits: The Problem with Moral Absolutes (pp.137)
Ethical Egoism: Rosenstand pp. 172-86 Primary reading: Excerpt from Republic (pp. 187), The Ethics of Emergencies (pp. 195), Excerpt from Atlas Shrugged (pp. 207), The Gift of the Magi
Utilitarianism: Rosenstand pp. 213-242 Primary reading: Excerpt from Of the Principle of Utility (pp. 243), Excerpt from Utilitarianism (pp. 245), The Blacksmith and the Baker (pp. 248), The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas (pp. 252)
Deontology: Rosenstand pp. 263-284 Primary reading: Excerpt from Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals (pp. 285), Excerpt from The Metaphysics of Morals (pp. 287)
Theories of Justice: Rosenstand pp. 315-42, 346-50 Primary reading: The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (pp. 342), Justice as Fairness (pp. 346), The Victim and the Justification of Punishment (pp. 350) Case Study: Minority Report/ Gattaca
Theories of Virtue: Reading: Rosenstand pp. 371-394, Primary reading: Euthyphro (pp.395), Apology (pp.398), Rosenstand pp. 416-437, Primary reading: Nicomachean Ethics (pp.437), Nicomachean Ethics (pp.441), The Flight of Icarus (pp.443)
Review Paper: This is a 8-10 page paper in which you will choose a piece of literature you have read, a movie or television series you have seen, a piece of music or a work of art, and, with reference to its content, discuss the important moral content that it attempts to convey. It is due on the day of your final exam (Tuesday, Dec. 18). Refer to the handout and rubric for specific details.