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Module Reading List

Moral Philosophy, 2019/20, Semester 1
Dr Gerald Lang
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Week 1: Well-being

Heathwood, Chris., 2005. The problem of defective desires. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 83(4), pp.487-504.  

Fletcher, Guy., 2013. A fresh start for the objective-list theory of well-being. Utilitas, 25(2), pp.206-220.  

Feinberg, Joel., 1984. Chapter 2: Puzzling Cases. In his Harm to Others. Oxford: Oxford University Press.    

Nozick, Robert., 1989. Chapter 10: Happiness. In his The Examined LifeNew York: Simon & Shuster OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (afp 30/09/2019) .  

Fletcher, Guy., 2016. Objective List Theories. In Fletcher, G. (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Well-being (pp.148-160). Routledge OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (afp 30/09/2019) .   

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Week 2: Death

Nagel, Thomas., 1970. Death. Noûs, 4(1), pp.73-80 

Williams, Bernard. 2016. The Makropoulos Case: Reflections on the Tedium of Immortality. In Benatar, D. (Ed.) Life, death, and meaning: Key philosophical readings on the big questions. Rowman & Littlefield, pp.315-333.     

Nussbaum, Martha. 1994.Chapter 6: Mortal Immortals: Lucretius on death and the Voice of Nature. In her The Therapy of DesirePrinceton: Princeton University Press.

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Week 3: Duties to future people

Liberto, Hallie., 2014. The exploitation solution to the Non-Identity Problem. Philosophical Studies, 167(1), pp.73-88.  

Harman, Elizabeth., 2009. Harming as Causing Harm. In M. Roberts & D. Wasserman (Eds.), Harming Future Persons: Ethics, Genetics and the Nonidentity Problem (pp.137–154). Springer Science & Business Media.

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Week 4: Aggregation

Anscombe, Gertrude. E.M., 1967. Who is wronged? Oxford Review, 5(1), pp.16-17. Reprinted in Geach and L. Gormally 2005 (Eds.), Human Life, Action and Ethics: Essays by G. E. M. Anscombe. Exeter: Imprint Academic.     

Taurek, John. M., 1977. Should the numbers count? Philosophy & Public Affairs, 6(4), pp.293-316.  

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Week 5: Collective harm

Nefsky, Julia., 2017. How you can help, without making a difference. Philosophical Studies, 174(11), pp.2743-2767.  

Cullity, G., 2000. Pooled beneficence. In Imperceptible harms and benefits (pp. 1-23). Springer, Dordrecht.     

Jackson, F. (1997). Which effects. In J. Dancy (Ed.), Reading Parfit (pp. 42–53). Oxford: Blackwell OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (afp 30/09/2019) .  

Sinnott-Armstrong, W., 2005. It's Not My Fault: Global Warming and Individual Moral Obligations. In Perspectives on climate change: Science, economics, politics, ethics (pp. 285-307). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.    

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* Week 6: Reading week *

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Week 7: Moral luck

Williams, Bernard., 1976. Moral Luck. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volume 50, pp.115-35.  

Nagel, Thomas., 1976. Moral Luck. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volume 50, pp.137-51.  

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Week 8: Punishment

Rawls, John., 1955. Two Concepts of Rules. The Philosophical Review, 64, pp.3-32.  

Quinn, Warren., 1985. The Right to Threaten and the Right to Punish. Philosophy & Public Affairs, 14, pp.327-73.  

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Week 9: Forgiveness

Pettigrove, Glen., 2004. Unapologetic Forgiveness. American Philosophical Quarterly, 41, pp.187-204.  

Allais, Lucy., 2008. Wiping the Slate Clean: The Heart of Forgiveness. Philosophy and Public Affairs, 36, pp.33-68.  

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Week 10: Supererogation

Benn, Claire., 2017. Supererogatory Spandrels. Etica & Politica, 19(1), pp.269-290.  

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Week 11

No readings required. 

This list was last updated on 23/09/2019