This week, Wednesday and Friday, and perhaps a bit of Monday, we will discuss EMP Ch. 1.
THIS WEEK, Sept. 15-19:
Next week, we will discuss EMP Ch. 2, and an article from the Harvard Law Review, "What's Culture Got to do with it? Excising the Harmful Tradition of Female Circumcision." Please carefully read them both. About EMP Ch. 2, be prepared to answer these questions:
1. What exactly is the moral theory called "cultural relativism"?
2. What is the argument from the chapter from the conclusion that the moral theory called 'cultural relativism' is true?
3. What are the arguments from the chapter for the conclusion that the moral theory called 'cultural relativism' is false?
4. Given 1, 2 and 3, do you think that the moral theory called 'cultural relativism' is true or false?
By Friday, Sept. 19, please review your first paper in light of these questions and concerns:
Write up your responses and submit via Turnitin.
QUIZ 1, MONDAY SEPT 22:
Covering RTD 1 and 2, EMP 1 and 2 and all handouts and class discussion.
Due by classtime: a detailed study guide, covering all concepts, theories, arguments and issues from class. Study groups are encouraged. Submit this via Turnitin.