Professor D'Ascoli
Humanities

 

Humanities, Art History, Logic, World Religions, Intro to Philosophy & Critical Thinking/Applied Ethics

PHI 2010 LINKS TO READINGS

Introduction                                                                     

Russell – What Value is Philosophy?

Plato – Apology

 

Philosophy of Religion

Plato – Euthyphro 

Anselm – Ontological Argument

Aquinas – Five Proofs

Paley – Natural Religion (Chapters 1 and 2)

Pascal – Pascal’s Wager

Hume – Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (Intro & Sect I)

Inwagen – Argument from Horrendous Evils

Liebniz – Good, Evil and the Best Possible World

Hitchens – God is Not Great (p7-27 only)

Dawkins – The God Delusion (Ch 4 only)

 

Epistemology / Mind Body

Plato – Forms Introduction

Plato – Republic – Book I

Grau – Philosophy and the Matrix

Descartes – Meditations (I & II only)

Nozick – Knowledge & Skepticism

Hume – Skepticism in Regard to the Senses

Hume - Enquiry on Human Understanding

Salmon – Problem with Induction

Russell – Analogy of Other Minds

Ryle – Descartes Myth

Armstrong – Nature of the Mind

Churchland – Eliminative Materialism

Jackson – What Mary Didn’t Know

Turing – Computing Machinery and Intelligence

Searle – Minds, Brains and Programs

 

Free Will and Identity

Perry – A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality

Williams – The Self and Future

Parfit – Personal Identity

Dennett – Where Am I?

Chisholm – Human Freedom and Self

Inwagen – Powers of Rational Beings: Free Will

Frankfurt – Alternate Possibilities and Moral 

Fischer - Responsiveness and Moral Responsibility

Frankfurt – Freedom of Will and the Concept of A Person

Watson – Free Agency

Wolf – Sanity and Metaphysics of Responsibility


Ethics

Bentham – On Utility

Mill – Utilitarianism (Ch 2 & 3 Only)

Carritt – Criticisms of Utilitarianism          

Smart – Extreme & Restricted Utilitarianism

Williams – Against Utilitarianism

Singer – Famine, Affluence, and Morality

Kant – Groundwork (Section 3 only)

Velleman – A Brief Introduction to Kant

O’Neill – Kantian Approaches to Famine

Aristotle – Nichomachean Ethics (Book 1 only)

Hursthouse – Right Action

Rawls – A Theory of Justice (ch 1 only)

Rorty – Contigency, Irony, Solidarity (Ch 1 only)

Nozick – Justice and Entitlement

Cohen – Distributive Justice

Mill – The Subjection of Women

Thomson - A Defense of Abortion

Hursthouse – Virtue Ethics and Abortion

Satz – Markets in Women’s Reproduction

Appiah – Dubois and the Illusion of Race

Alcoff – Philosophy and Racial Identity

Alcoff – Race, Gender and the Self

Plato – Republic – Book V

Hume – An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morality

Gauthier – Morality and Advantage

Mackie – Subjectivity of Values

Harman – Ethics and Observation

 

Meaning of Life

Camus – Myth of Sisyphus

Nagel – The Absurd

Taylor – Meaning of Life

Wolf – Meaning of Lives

Nagel – Death

Brueckner & Fischer – Why is Death Bad?

Plato – Phaedo

Plato – Symposium

 

Political Philosophy

Plato - Crito

Rousseau – Social Contract

Locke – Second Treatise on Government - CH 1/3/5/6/7

Hobbes – Leviathan - Ch 1/13/14/20

Marx & Engels – Communist Manifesto

Machiavelli – The Prince

Spinoza – Political Treatise

Lane - Plato’s Politics




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