Saturday, August 29, 2009

For Monday

For Monday:

From Moral Literacy: Or How to Do the Right Thing by Colin McGinn

Please read the Preface & Introduction

FOR WEDNESDAY:

o James Rachels, “Some Basic Points About Arguments”: http://sites.google.com/site/nobisphilosophy/rachels-on-arguments.pdf

o James Rachels, “A Short Introduction to Moral Philosophy,” available here if you don’t yet have the books:http://aphilosopher.googlepages.com/rachels-intro-to-ethics.pdf Writing assignment: which of the three final ethicaltheories – social contract theory, utilitarianism and/or Kantianism – are best and why? (Maybe they are all best in combination somehow?) You must describe and explain the theories.

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