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MORAL PHILOSOPHY COURSE OUTLINE AND READING REQUIREMENTS 1.

The Problems of Ethics Plato, Selections from the Gorgias and the Republic, Books i-ii, iv, vi-vii, and ix 2. Egoism 1: Epicurus on the Pleasant Life Epicurus, Selections from the letters to Herodotus and To Menoeceus, the Principal Doctrines, and the Fragments Hobbes, Selections from the Leviathan, Chapters vi, xii-xv, and xxix-xxx, and Philosophical Rudiments, Chapter i 3. Egoism 2: The Hobbesian Program and its Derivations Epicurus, Selections from the letters to Herodotus and To Menoeceus, the Principal Doctrines, and the Fragments Hobbes, Selections from the Leviathan, Chapters vi, xii-xv, and xxix-xxx, and Philosophical Rudiments, Chapter i 4. Eudaimonism 1 : Plato on Knowledge and Virtue Plato, Selections from the Gorgias and the Republic, Books i-ii, iv, vi-vii, and ix John Stuart Mill, Hedonism, from Utilitarianism Aristotle, Selection from Nichomachean Ethics, Books i-ii, vi, and x, Aristotle 5. Eudaimonism 2: Aristotles Eudaimonia Plato, Selections from the Gorgias and the Republic, Books i-ii, iv, vi-vii, and ix John Stuart Mill, Hedonism, from Utilitarianism Aristotle, Selection from Nichomachean Ethics, Books i-ii, vi, and x, Aristotle 6. Utilitarianism 1: Two Versions of Utilitarianism Mill, Selections from Utilitarianism, Chapters ii-iii 7. Utilitarianism 2: Mills the Greatest Happiness Principle Mill, Selections from Utilitarianism, Chapters ii-iii 8. The Moral Law 1: Divine Command Theory and Rational Intuitionism Hobbes, Selections from the Leviathan, Chapters vi, xii-xv, and xxix-xxx, and Philosophical Rudiments, Chapter i Kant, Selections from Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of

Morals First and Second Sections 9. The Moral Law 2: Kants Formalism Hobbes, Selections from the Leviathan, Chapters vi, xii-xv, and xxix-xxx, and Philosophical Rudiments, Chapter i Kant, Selections from Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals First and Second Sections 10.The Ethics of Self-Determination 1: The Formula of Autonomy and the Kingdom of Ends Kant, Selections from Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals First and Second Sections Sartre, Selections from Existentialism and Human Emotions 11.The Ethics of Self-Determination 2: Personal Autonomy and Existentialist Ethics Kant, Selections from Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals First and Second Sections Sartre, Selections from Existentialism and Human Emotions 12.Metaethics 1: Metaethical Disputes and the Eliminability of Teleological Explanations Kant, Selections from Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals First and Second Sections Hume, Selections from An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals 13.Metaethics 2: Humes Meta-ethics and Kants Practical Reason Kant, Selections from Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals First and Second Sections Hume, Selections from An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals