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Philosophy 341 - Contemporary Moral Issues

Fall 2005



Handouts Assignments
Syllabus         Assignment #1
      - Divine Command Theory
Reading Schedule Assignment #2
      - Paper on Warren
Validity and Soundness Assignment #3   
      - Paper on Marquis
Final Project Assignment #4    
      - Paper on Thomson
Sample Paper Topics for Final Assignment #5 
      - Paper on Utilitarianism
  Assignment #6
      - Paper on Capital Punishment
  Assignment #7
      - Paper on Animal Rights












Additional Readings:                                                                                      

In case you are interested, here is the full Thomson article.  Sections 1+2 are not printed in Social Ethics.  In these sections she argues against the view that abortion is impermissible even when the mother's life is in danger.  You will only be able to view this link from a computer using a UW IP address.

Here is the full Marquis article.  Most of section 1 is not reprinted in Social Ethics.  You are not required to read it, but I think it might be worthwhile.  This section is especially relevant in thinking about the Warren piece.  You will only be able to view the article if you using a computer with a UW IP address.

Here is a good page describing how to write philosophy courtesy of James Pryor.