Monday, March 12 & Wed. March 14
Nussbaum, Martha. “Capabilities and Human Rights.” Fordham Law Review 66.2 (1997): 273-300
- Read through section IV; Section V of this article is optional. You can access this article for free, here: http://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/flr/vol66/iss2/2/
- A BBC podcast interview with Martha Nussbaum on the capabilities approach: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b012r6vg
- An interview with Nussbaum on the capabilities approach (2011): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoD-cjduM40
- A part of a documentary called The Examined Life (2008), with Martha Nussbaum explaining her capabilities approach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbcGbflpFzI
Discussion meetings March 14 and 16
There will be student-led discussions in discussion meetings this week.
Monday, March 19
Peer feedback on draft of essay 2 this week. See the instructions for essay 2 for how to complete it (will be posted under “assignments” when ready).
Watch video lectures on this material before class.
- Judith Jarvis Thomson, “The Trolley Problem,” The Yale Law Journal 94:6 (May 1985). You only need to read up through section VIII, stopping on p. 1412 (the rest is optional).
- You can access this article on the UBC Library Course Reserves page for this course (requires CWL)
Overview of the trolley problem, from BBC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOpf6KcWYyw
Below there are also three video lectures on the trolley problem and on Thomson’s article, that I have made. You will need to watch them before class on Wed., Feb. 8, and do a couple of activities about them here on the site.
Before watching these videos, please participate in these two polls (optional; this doesn’t keep track of who has done so or not, but it could be interesting to see the results!)
Wednesday March 21
We will finish discussing the trolley problem…