Tuesday, April 09, 2013

New Readings and topics

Here are the readings and topics we will be working through for a few weeks:

EMP chapter on Ethical Egoism and Poverty
- Related reading, "The Singer Solution to World Poverty," in RTD and widely reprinted online

EMP chapter on Utilitarianism and drugs, euthanasia (mercy killing) and the treatment of animals
- Related readings, in RTD and widely reposted online:
- Singer, "Animal Liberation" (in RTD and online)
- Norcross, "Torturing Puppies and Eating Meat: It's all in good taste" (in RTD and online)
- John Simmons, "Reasonable Humans and Animals" (online: http://aphilosopher.googlepages.com/veg.pdf 

Michael Huemer, "American's Unjust Drug War" (in RTD and online). See also Michael Alexander, "The New Jim Crow"

James Rachels, article on euthanasia in RTD and the better article "Active and Passive Euthanasia" (online)

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