Philosophy 2800
Contemporary Problems
Andrew Latus

Announcements:  (a) The final exam will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 7-9 p.m. in A-1043.
(b) Term Paper Extension: I will accept term papers until Friday, Nov. 30 with no penalty.

Course Materials

Course Outline
Essay Topics
Revised Course Schedule
Writing Advice
Referencing in the Term Paper
Grading Abbreviations
Take-home Midterm
Exam Outline
Lecture Notes
Week 2:  What We Owe to Each Other
Week 3:  Three Ethical Theories
Week 4:  Just War Theory
Week 5:  Animal Rights
Week 6:  Environmental Ethics
Week 7: Civil Disobedience
Week 8: 'Unnaturalness' & Sexuality
Week 9: Cloning & Other New Reproductive Technologies
Week 10/11:  Feminism & the Idea of a Female Ethic
Week 11: Affirmative Action
Week 12: What Do I Know Now That I Didn't Know 12 Weeks Ago? Nov. 27
Extra Stuff
"The Tragedy of the Commons" by Garrett Hardin
The Assisted Human Reproduction Act (Draft Text)