Wednesday, January 18, 2012

For Friday, we will watch John Corvino's "What's Morally Wrong with Homosexuality?" video: http://www.gaymoralist.com/. This, or similar versions, are available online. Google it/him, please! Please write detailed notes on the video and turn them in in class Monday.


For Monday, here is the reading and writing assignment:

1.     "Some Basic Points about Arguments," James Rachels (from The Right Thing to Do): http://aphilosopher.googlepages.com/rachels-on-arguments.pdf
  1. James Rachels, "A Short Introduction to Moral Philosophy" (from The Right Thing to Do)http://aphilosopher.googlepages.com/rachels-intro-to-ethics.pdf (focus on the 2nd half: utilitarianism, Kantianism and social contract theory)
  2. Alan Soble, “Philosophy of Sexuality” – The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy http://www.iep.utm.edu/sexualit/
4.      Moral Evaluations
5.      Nonmoral Evaluations 
 Writing assignment, due Monday, in class, in hardcopy:
For each reading, write at least two questions about the reading, questions that - if we asked them in class, would lead to and further discussion -- and answer these questions. Thus, at least 6 questions total. The total assignment should likely be at least 2-3 pages.

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