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Ethics (PHIL 181)

January 18: Our first class (we meet MWF 12:35 or 1:40 in Mundelein 205). Where you sit the second class will become your assigned seat.

For Jan 20: Read the syllabus and the introductory chapter in the book (pages 1-6, study questions on pages 6-7). Install EthiCola on your computer or flash drive (see the Download-EthiCola handout). Don't e-mail EthiCola scores until oral-exam time.

For Jan 23: Read pages 8-9 from the book and read the Ruth Benedict handout. Write a brief (one page is OK -- don't do any outside reading or further reading in the book) reaction paper to cultural relativism. Do computer exercise 00; you needn't email EthiCola scores until quiz time.

For Jan 25: Finish Chapter 1 (pages 9-15, study questions on page 16); also read the Martin Luther King handout. Do computer exercise 01.

For Jan 27: Read 2.1 (pages 17-19, study questions on page 24) and write a brief (one page is OK -- don't do any outside reading or further reading in the book) reaction paper to subjectivism.

For Jan 30: Read 2.2-2.3 (pages 19-23, study questions on page 24-25). I'll also pass around a signup sheet for oral exams (which will be held on Feb 6-9).

For Feb 1: Finish Chapter 2 (pages 23-24, study questions on page 25). Do computer exercise 02.

For Feb 3: Read 3.1-3.2 (pages 26-30, study questions on pages 34-35) and the Bible handout. I'll also tell you what the oral exams are like.

For Feb 6: Finish Chapter 3 (pages 30-34, study questions on page 35). Do computer exercises 03, 03v, & 03r.

Feb 6-9: Oral exams (no class Feb 8): come on time to my office (I'll keep the schedule on my office door) & send me your scores with these exercises done at 90% or above: 00, 01, 02, 03, 03r, & 03v.

For Feb 10: Read 4.1-4.2 (pages 36-38, study questions on page 44).

For Feb 13: Read 4.3 (pages 39-41, study questions on page 44); also read the Jefferson handout. Write a brief (one page is OK -- don't do any outside reading or further reading in the book) reaction paper to intuitionism.

For Feb 15: Finish Chapter 4 (study questions on page 44). Do computer exercise 04.

For Feb 17: Read 5.1 (pages 46-47, study questions on page 54); also read the Ayer handout.

For Feb 20: Read 5.2 to 5.3 (pages 47-50, study questions on page 54).

For Feb 22: Finish Chapter 5 (study questions on page 54). Do computer exercise 05.

For Feb 24: Read 6.1-6.3 (pages 56-60, study questions on page 64).

For Feb 27: Read 6.4 (pages 60-61, study questions on page 65). The orals will cover Chapters 4-6 - and computer exercises 04, 05, 06, 06v, 06r, & 06z.

For Mar 1: Finish Chapter 6 (study questions on page 65). Do computer exercises 06, 06v, 06r, & 06z.

Mar 1-3: Oral exams (no class Mar 3): come on time to my office (I'll keep the schedule on my office door) & send me your scores with these exercises done at 90% or above: 04, 05, 06, 06r, 06v, & 06z.

Mar 6-11: Spring break, no class.

For Mar 13: Read 7.1-7.3 (pages 500-506 on handout).

For Mar 15: Read 7.4-7.5 (pages 507-512 on handout).

For Mar 17: Read 7.6-7.8 (pages 513-521 on handout).

For Mar 20: Read 7.9-8.1 (pages 521-529 on handout). Do computer exercise 17.

For Mar 22: Read 8.2-8.4 (pages 529-536 on handout).

For Mar 24: Read 8.5-8.7 (pages 536-544 on handout).

For Mar 27: Read 8.8-9.2 (pages 545-552 on handout). Do computer exercise 18.

For Mar 29: Read 9.3-9.4 (pages 552-559 on handout).

For Mar 31: Read 9.5-9.7 (pages 560-570 on handout). Do computer exercises 17, 18, 19, 19r, & 19z.

slides for this part of the course

Mar 31 and Apr 3-4: Oral exams (no class Apr 3): come on time to my office (I'll keep the schedule on my office door) & send me your scores with these exercises done at 90% or above: 17, 18, 19, 19r, & 19z.

For Apr 5: Read 10.1-10.2 (pages 110-113, study questions on page 123).

For Apr 7: Read 10.3 (pages 113-115, study questions on page 123). Write a brief (one page is OK -- don't do any outside reading or further reading in the book) reaction paper to utilitarianism.

For Apr 10: Read 10.4 (pages 115-117, study questions on page 124).

For Apr 12: Finish Chapter 10 (study questions on page 124). Do computer exercise 10.

Apr 13-17: Easter break, no class.

For Apr 19: Read 11.1-11.2 (pages 125-128, study questions on page 138).

For Apr 21: Read 11.3-11.4 (pages 128-132, study questions on page 138).

For Apr 24: Finish chapter 11 (study questions on page 138). Do computer exercise 11.

For Apr 26: Skip chapters 12 & 13. Read 14.1-14.5 (pages 162-167, study questions on pages 174-175).

For Apr 28: Finish chapter 14 (study questions on page 175). Do computer exercise 14.

Apr 28 and May 1-5: Oral exams: come on time to my office (I'll keep the schedule on my office door) & send me your scores with these exercises done at 90% or above: 10, 11, 14 (skip 12 & 13).


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