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PHIL1080 Reading List

The Good, the Bad, the Right, the Wrong, 2017/18, Semester 2
Dr. Gerald Lang
g.r.lang@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

TOPIC 1: UTILITARIANISM

Singer, P. (1972) 'Famine, Affluence, and Morality', Philosophy & public affairs. ISSN: 0048-3915 1 (3), pp. 229-43. http://0-www.jstor.org.wam.leeds.ac.uk/stable/2265052  

Murphy, L. (1993) ‘The Demands of Beneficence’, Philosophy & public affairs. ISSN: 0048-3915 22 (4) (1993), pp. 267-292. http://0-www.jstor.org.wam.leeds.ac.uk/stable/2265468

Miller, D. (2001) ‘Distributing Responsibilities’, The journal of political philosophy. ISSN: 0963-8016 9 (4), pp. 453-471. https://0-doi-org.wam.leeds.ac.uk/10.1111/1467-9760.00136

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TOPIC 2: DEONTOLOGY 

Nozick, R. (1974) ‘Moral Constraints and the State’, Chapter 3 in his Anarchy, state and utopia ISBN: 063119780X (pbk); 0631156801 (Oxford: Basil Blackwell), pp. 26-35. PDF on Minerva

Foot, P. (1983) 'Utilitarianism and the Virtues', Proceedings and addresses of the American Philosophical Association. ISSN: 0065-972x. ISSN: 0065-972x 57 (2), pp. 273-83. http://0-www.jstor.org.wam.leeds.ac.uk/stable/3131701

Otsuka, M. (2011) ‘Are Deontological Constraints Irrational?’ in The Cambridge Companion to Nozick’s ‘Anarchy, State & Utopia’ (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2011), pp. 38-58. https://0-doi-org.wam.leeds.ac.uk/10.1017/CCOL9780521197762.004   

Kagan, S. ‘Doing Harm’, Chapter 3 in his The limits of morality ISBN: 0198239165 (pbk); 0198249136 (Oxford: Oxford University Press 1989).   

Kamm, F. M. (1992) ‘Non-Consequentialism, the Person as an End-in-Itself, and the Significance of Status’, Philosophy & public affairs. ISSN: 0048-3915 21 (4), pp. 354-389 (Sections II & IV only). http://0-www.jstor.org.wam.leeds.ac.uk/stable/2265370

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TOPIC 3: MORAL RELATIVISM

Benedict, R. (1934) ‘Anthropology and the Abnormal’, Journal of General Psychology. ISSN: 0022-1309 10.1 (1934), pp. 59-82. PDF on Minerva

Rachels, J. (1986) ‘The Challenge of Cultural Relativism’, Chapter 2 in his The Elements of Moral Philosophy (New York : McGraw-Hill). Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva http://lib.leeds.ac.uk/record=b3507371  

Lyons, D. (1976) ‘Ethical Relativism and the Problem of Incoherence’, Ethics. ISSN: 0014-1704 86.2 (1976), pp. 107-121. http://0-www.jstor.org.wam.leeds.ac.uk/stable/2379811 

Sturgeon, N. (1994) ‘Moral Disagreement and Moral Relativism’, Social philosophy and policy. ISSN: 0265-0525; 1471-6437 11. (1), pp. 80-115. https://0-doi-org.wam.leeds.ac.uk/10.1017/S0265052500004301

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TOPIC 4: GOD AND MORALITY 

Timmons, M. (2006) ‘Does Morality Depend on God’s Commands?’, in Conduct and character : readings in moral theory, ed. M. Timmons (Wadsworth Publishing Company), pp. 38-49. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

Swinburne, R. (2008) ‘God and Morality’, Think : philosophy for everyone ISSN: 1477-1756; 1755-1196 20 (7), pp. 7-15. https://0-doi-org.wam.leeds.ac.uk/10.1017/S1477175608000158  

Joyce, R. (2002) ‘Theistic Ethics and the Euthyphro Dilemma’, Journal of religious ethics. ISSN: 0384-9694 30 (1), pp. 49-75. https://0-doi-org.wam.leeds.ac.uk/10.1111/1467-9795.00098

Schroeder, M. (2005) ‘Cudworth and Normative Explanations’, Journal of Ethics & Social Philosophy ISSN: 1559-3061 1 (3), pp. 1-27. http://www.jesp.org/PDF/JESP%20Cudworth.pdf

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TOPIC 5: MORAL DISAGREEMENT

Stevenson, C. L. (2009) ‘The Nature of Ethical Disagreement’, in Exploring ethics : an introductory anthology ISBN: 9780195342000 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0195342003 (pbk. : alk. paper), ed. S. Kahn (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 70-75. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Mackie, J. L. (1977) ‘The Argument from Relativity’, in his Ethics: Inventing Right and Wrong (Harmondsworth: Pelican Books), pp. 36-8. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Foot, P. (1972) ‘Morality as a System of Hypothetical Imperatives’, Philosophical review. ISSN: 0031-8108 81 (3), pp. 305-316. http://0-www.jstor.org.wam.leeds.ac.uk/stable/2184328

Hare, R. M. (1976) ‘Some Confusions About Subjectivity’ in J. Brickle (ed), Freedom & morality : the Lindley Lectures delivered at the University of Kansas (Lawrence: University of Kansas Press 1976), pp. 191-208. https://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/bitstream/handle/1808/12391/Some%20Confusions%20About%20Subjectivity-1975.pdf

Enoch, D. (2009) ‘How Is Moral Disagreement a Problem for Realism?’, The journal of ethics. ISSN: 1382-4554 13 (1): 15-50. http://0-www.jstor.org.wam.leeds.ac.uk/stable/40345390

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TOPIC 6: DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE

Rawls, J. 'Two Principles of Justice', in Political Thought, ed. M. Rosen and J. Wolff (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 241-45. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Nozick, R. (1999) 'Difficulties with Mixing Labour', in Political Thought, ed. M. Rosen and J. Wolff (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 210-13. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Nozick, R. (1999) 'The Entitlement Theory', in Political Thought, ed. M. Rosen and J. Wolff (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 245-48. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Dworkin, R. (1973) ‘The Original Position’, University of Chicago Law Review. ISSN: 0041-9494 40.3 (1973), pp. 500-533, esp. pp. 500-505. http://0-www.jstor.org.wam.leeds.ac.uk/stable/1599246  

Cohen, G. A. 'Poverty as Lack of Freedom', in Political Thought, ed. M. Rosen and J. Wolff (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 222-23. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Onora O’Neill, O. (1982) ‘Nozick’s Entitlements’, in Reading Nozick : essays on Anarchy, state, and utopia ISBN: 0631129782 (pbk); 0631129774, ed. J. Paul (Oxford: Blackwell), pp. 305-22 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Cohen, G. A. ‘Robert Nozick and Wilt Chamberlain: How Patterns Preserve Liberty’, Erkenntnis. ISSN: 0165-0106. 11.1 (1975), pp. 5-23. http://0-www.jstor.org.wam.leeds.ac.uk/stable/20010531

Fried, B. (1995) ‘Wilt Chamberlain Revisited: Nozick’s “Justice in Transfer” and the Problem of Market-Based Distribution’, Philosophy & public affairs. ISSN: 0048-3915 24 (3), pp. 226-245.http://0-www.jstor.org.wam.leeds.ac.uk/stable/2961901

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TOPIC 7: FREE SPEECH

Locke, J. (1999) ‘The Futility of Intolerance’, in Political Thought, ed. M. Rosen and J. Wolff (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 142-45 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Mill, J. S. (1989), On liberty : with The subjection of women and Chapters on socialism ISBN: 0521370159; 0521379172 (pbk), ed. S. Collini (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), Chapter 2. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

MacKinnon, C. (1999) 'Only Words, in Political Thought, ed. M. Rosen and J. Wolff (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 151-54. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Waldron, J. (1993) ‘Rushdie and Religion’ in his Liberal rights : collected papers 1981-1991 ISBN: 0521436176 (pbk); 0521430240 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pp. 134-142. http://lib.leeds.ac.uk/record=b1500323 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

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TOPIC 8: ANIMAL ETHICS

Singer, P. (1974) ‘All Animals are Equal’, Philosophic Exchange 5 (1), pp. 103-116. https://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/phil_ex/vol5/iss1/6  

Cigman, C. (1981) ‘Death, Misfortune, and Species Inequality’, Philosophy & public affairs. ISSN: 0048-3915 10 (1), pp. 47-64. http://0-www.jstor.org.wam.leeds.ac.uk/stable/2265169  

Norcross, A. (2004) ‘Puppies, Pigs, and People: Eating Meat and Marginal Cases’, Philosophical perspectives. ISSN: 1520-8583 18, pp. 229-245. http://0-www.jstor.org.wam.leeds.ac.uk/stable/3840934

Kagan, S. (2016) ‘What’s Wrong with Speciesism?’ Journal of applied philosophy. ISSN: 0264-3758 33 (1), pp. 1-21. https://0-doi-org.wam.leeds.ac.uk/10.1111/japp.12164

This list was last updated on 08/02/2018