Introduction to Ethics
Robert Lane, Ph.D.
PHIL 2030 | Fall 2014

Office: TLC 2247
Office Hours:
 M: 8:45-9:45am; 12-1:45; 3:30-4pm
 W: 8:45-9:45am; 1-1:45; 3:30-4pm
 F: 8:45-9:45am; 12-3:30pm
 and by appointment

  Email: rlane "at" westga "dot" edu
My office telephone: (678) 839-4745
Philosophy Program telephone:
   (678) 839-6512

UWG Philosophy Program Web Site

[reading schedule updated on Nov. 16]

Study Guide: Test 1

Study Guide: Test 2
[revised 10/20/14]

Study Guide: Test 3 (Final Exam)

  Test Archive


Lecture Notes

Lecture Notes corresponding to each day's class will usually be available within two hours after class.

December 3: Capital Punishment: Pojman vs. Bright

December 1: Kant: The 2nd Categorical Imperative and the Punishment of Criminals

November 21: Kant: The Categorical Imperative 3

November 19: Kant: The Categorical Imperative 2

November 17: Kant: The Categorical Imperative 1

November 12: Utilitarianism: Classical vs. Modern

November 10: Utilitarianism: Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Value

November 7: Utilitarianism: Norcross, "Torturing Puppies and Eating Meat: It's All in Good Taste"

November 5: Utilitarianism: Singer, "All Animals are Equal"

October 29: Utilitarianism: Singer, "The Singer Solution to World Poverty" 2

October 27: Utilitarianism: Singer, "The Singer Solution to World Poverty" 1

October 24: Utilitarianism: Rachels, "The Morality of Euthanasia"

October 22: Utilitarianism: Euthanasia

October 20: Abortion: Thomson, "A Defense of Abortion" 3

October 17: Abortion: Thomson, "A Defense of Abortion" 2

October 15: Abortion: Thomson, "A Defense of Abortion" 1

October 13: Abortion: Marquis, "Why Abortion is Immoral" 2

October 10: Abortion: Marquis, "Why Abortion is Immoral" 1

October 8: Virtue Ethics 2

October 6: Virtue Ethics 1

Optional Course Supplement: Abortion and the Bible

September 26: Divine Command Theory 4; Abortion and the Bible; Genuiune Inquiry vs. Pseudo-Inquiry

September 24: Divine Command Theory 3

September 22: Divine Command Theory 2

September 17: Divine Command Theory 1

September 15: Moral-Cultural Relativism 3

September 12: Moral-Cultural Relativism 2

September 10: Moral-Cultural Relativism 1

September 8: The Provability Argument

September 5: The (Limited) Cultural Differences Argument 2

September 3: The (Limited) Cultural Differences Argument 1

August 29: Moral Reasoning

August 27: Introduction to the Course: Arguments about the Baby Theresa Case

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