Lecture notes

Notes will be added here either shortly before or after the class meetings on each topic.

All lecture notes on this page, like the rest of the teaching materials on this course website, are licensed CC BY 4.0

 

Plato & Socrates, historical background

This PDF just covers the history I went over on the first day of class. There will be more notes on Plato’s Euthyphro and Apology later!

Plato & Socrates historical background (PDF)

 

Plato, Euthyphro notes, including historical background to Plato & Socrates

This includes the historical background on the PDF above, and goes further.

If you can’t see the embedded version below, just go to this site to see it.

Or you can download a PDF version, here: Plato, notes on Euthyphro (PDF)

 

Plato, Apology

If you can’t see the presentation embedded below, Here is a link to it.

Here is the presentation shown in class:

 

Plato, Crito

Here are the notes from Plato’s Crito. If you would like to see them on the prezi.com site, please click here.

Here is a PDF version:Plato-Crito-Notes (PDF)

 

Epicurus & Cicero

You can see these slides on the web and download them, here.

Here is a PDF of the slides: Epicurus and Cicero slides (PDF)

J.S. Mill, Utilitarianism 

 

If you would like to download the slides you can find them here.

Here is a PDF of the slides: Mill, Utilitarianism, all slides (PDF)

 

Thomson, “The Trolley Problem”

If you would like to download these slides, you can find them on the web, here.

 

Peter Singer readings

If you would like to download the slides, you can find them on the web, here.

Martha Nussbaum

As of Feb. 27, this is just the first part of the slides; there will be more on March 1.

If you would like to download the slides, you can find them here.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you would like to see these slides on the web and download them, you can do so here.

We weren’t able to finish the discussion of the slides above in class on Wednesday, March 8, so to avoid us getting further behind I made a short video (11 mins) talking about the last few slides. It is not at all professionally done; it was a quick job and my mic was making strange noises, but it is the best I could do in a short time frame!
You can see it on YouTube here, or just watch the embedded version, below.

 

Brownlee on civil disobedience

You can see the slides on the web and download them here.

Scheuerman on Snowden & Civil Disobedience

You can download the slides from here.

Coulthard, selections from Red Skin, White Masks

There are 22 slides in the newest set. If you don’t see 22 in the embedded version, you can find them all on the web, here.

 

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Paraphrasing examples

Here are the slides with a few examples of paraphrasing that I showed in class on March 22, 2017: Paraphrasing samples (PDF)

 

Camus, Myth of Sisyphus

You can download the slides here.

 

Nagel, “The Absurd”

You can download the slides from the web, here.

Nozick & Wolf

The first lecture on the Wolf article was done by a guest lecturer, and those slides don’t have images that are licensed to be allowed on a public website, so they aren’t posted here. The slides below are just from Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

You can download the slides from here.

 

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