Feb. 26-Mar. 9 (Kant & Singer)

Monday Feb. 26

Required

Painting of head and top torso of Immanuel Kant, holding a book
Painting of Kant, public domain on Wikimedia Commons.

1. Schafer-Landau, R. (2012). The Kantian perspective: Fairness and justice. In R. Shafer-Landau, The Fundamentals of ethics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Please read pp. 160-167 for Feb. 26.

2. Kant, I. (2015). The good will and the categorical imperative. In R. Shafer-Landau (Ed.), The ethical life: Fundamental readings in ethics and moral problems. Oxford: Oxford University Press. This is a selection from Kant’s work called Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals. Please read pp. 93-98 for Feb. 26.

Optional:

Same optional works as from Feb. 7:

 

Wednesday Feb. 28

Required

O’Neill, O. (1993). “Kantian approaches to some famine problems.” In T. Regan (Ed.), Matters of life and death: New introductory essays in moral philosophy (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw Hill.

Discussion meetings Feb. 28 or March 2

There will be student-led discussions in small groups in discussion meetings this week.


Monday March 5

Required

O’Neill, “Kantian Approaches to Some Famine Problems”: same file as above, on the UBC Library Online Course Reserves for this course (requires CWL login)

  • For Monday, March 5, read pp. 263 (starting with “Justice to the Vulnerable” to end of reading, p. 269.

Wednesday March 7

Required

Peter Singer, on Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Peter Singer, on Wikimedia Commons, public domain

1. Peter Singer, “Famine, Affluence and Morality” (1972), available here: http://www.utilitarian.net/singer/by/1972—-.htm

2. Singer, “The Singer Solution to World Poverty” (New York Times Magazine, 1999): http://www.utilitarian.net/singer/by/19990905.htm

 

Optional

Discussion meetings March 7 or 9

There will be student-led discussions in small groups in discussion meetings this week.