PHIL 337 A01
Jan - April 2013
Ethics: Theory and Practice
This is a third year philosophy course taught at the University of Victoria in
the winter term of 2013. Some links bring up Adobe PDF documents.
- Any important announcements that arise during the course will be sent out to students via email using the email addresses listed in the main Uvic system. Please be sure that this email address is up to date if you wish to receive such announcements.
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- A John Stuart Mill website that includes
an online text version of Utilitarianism (which is handy for searching
particular words or phrases in the text). Though the biographical details appear roughly accurate, the site is affiliated
with a rather strange "BLTC Research" project. The views expressed
on these external links do not reflect the views of the University
- The (more authoritative) SEP pages for J.S. Mill and Consequentialism.
- An influential paper from 2010 by Daniel Kahneman and Angus Deaton in which the authors claim that income above $75,000 increases subjective evaluations of how well one's life is going... but not reports of one's emotional well-being. Which indicator(s) ought toground a utilitarian's conception of the kind of utility to be maximized?
- The homepage for Oxfam Canada.
How much would Juan give?
- The Hunger Site
a site that lets you help stop hunger just by clicking a mouse!
Reserve Readings, Assignments & Handouts:
- All of these materials can be found on Moodle at Uvic. If you experience
difficulty getting access, please let me know.
- Writing a Philosophy
Paper by Peter Horban at SFU. This is a brief but very good
introduction to writing a philosophy paper. (Note that although
Horban recommends against lengthy introductions - a good idea - I
still want a short introduction that tells the reader what your thesis
will be, etc.)
- You can also get help at the Writing
Centre at the Learning and Teaching Centre. Be sure to check their
policies well in advance of anything being due.