Thursday, February 23, 2012

As was agreed upon in class yesterday, the quiz in Intro to Ethics has been postponed until Monday.  

Monday, February 13, 2012

Next assignments

Next Friday, February 24: Quiz 1, covering all material until the quiz.


For Friday: make a list of reasons that people give to think that homosexuality is wrong.
               For fun and good practice, formulate these reasons as logically valid arguments:
    1. Premise:
    2. Premise:
    3. Conclusion: Therefore, homosexuality is wrong.
For Monday, read EMP Ch 3- Topics: Simple Subjectivism/Emotivism and HOMOSEXUALITY

Due this Monday, February 20: Create a detailed study guide covering all material, readings and concepts thusfar. This is for your benefit, so you want it to be comprehensive and detailed.


Sunday, February 12, 2012


I want to  make clear that chapter summaries can also be outlines: either would be fine.

Also, many people are not summarizing or outlining the whole chapter and/or providing adequate details about the chapter. Something that could help ensure that you have adequate details is this: suppose there was going to be a test over any aspects of the chapter and you could use your summary/outline for the test. Make your outline/summary as detailed as you'd want it to be to use for this test!

Friday, February 10, 2012

For Monday, re-read EMP Ch 2.

Read this article: "What's Culture Got to Do with it? Excising the Harmful Tradition of Female Circumcision"  

Do some YouTube research on "female genital mutilation" and/or "female circumcision."

Read this on how to write a philosophy paper: 

Friday, February 03, 2012

Dear Students,

For Monday, please re-read EMP Ch. 1. We will finish discussing those cases and the themes of that chapter Monday.

Let's move the EMP Ch. 2 detailed summary assignment to a Wednesday due date.

Thanks, NN