Dr Gerald Lang
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
Week 1: Well-being
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 Life. New 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) .
Week 2: Death
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 Desire. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Week 3: Duties to future people
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.
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.
Week 5: Collective harm
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 .
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.
* Week 6: Reading week *
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.
Week 8: Punishment
Week 9: Forgiveness
Week 10: Supererogation
No readings required.
This list was last updated on 23/09/2019