Announcements: (a) The final exam will be held on Saturday,
Dec. 8 from 9-11 a.m. in A-1043.
(b) Rewrites of paper #2 will be accepted until Dec. 10. After this date, no rewrites will accepted without a valid medical or personal excuse. If you submit a rewrite, you must pass in your original version along with it.
Course Outline - Section 1Participation Grades
Course Outline - Section 2
Information about the Class Mailing List
Paper Topics #1
Information about the Quiz
Paper Topics #2
Section 1Reading Schedule
Section 1Lecture Notes
A (Very) Brief Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Ethics - Part 1 - Objectivism & Relativism
Introduction to Ethics - Part 2 - Some Objectivist Theories
Introduction to Ethics - Part 3 - Going on From Here (Not Covered)
What is Technology?
Postman - "Invisible Technologies"
Bush - "Women & The Assessment of Technology"
The Straw Man Fallacy
Winner - "Artifacts/Ideas & Political Culture"
Dyson - "Technology & Social Justice"
Technology & Rights
Technology & the Environment
Technology & Privacy
The Future of Work
Biotechnology & New Reproductive Technologies