Ben Eggleston

University of Kansas

Course Materials

Here is a list of all the courses courses I am currently teaching, am scheduled to teach, and have taught, with links to materials for most of them. (Click here to go back to the original, chronological, list.)

Current courses (Spring 2017):

Philosophy 160: Introduction to Ethics

—meta-ethics, ethical theory, and applied ethics

Biology 420 / Philosophy 500: The Ethics of Scientific Research

—fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, conflicts of interest, institutional review boards, protection of human and animal subjects, and other issues

Philosophy 666: Rational Choice Theory

—decision theory, game theory, and social-choice theory

Upcoming courses (Fall 2017):

Philosophy 160: Introduction to Ethics

—meta-ethics, ethical theory, and applied ethics

Philosophy 880: Topics in Ethics

—topic to be determined

Past courses (from most basic to most advanced, roughly):

Honors Program 190: Freshman Honors Tutorial (Fall 2003)

The Lives to Come: Genes, Medicine, and Ethics

Philosophy 148: Reason and Argument (Fall 2006)

—inductive and deductive arguments, fallacies, and rhetorical devices

Philosophy 148: Reason and Argument (Spring 2007)

—inductive and deductive arguments, fallacies, and rhetorical devices

Philosophy 148: Reason and Argument (Fall 2007)

—inductive and deductive arguments, fallacies, and rhetorical devices

Philosophy 148: Reason and Argument (Spring 2008)

—inductive and deductive arguments, fallacies, and rhetorical devices

Introduction to Logic (University of Pittsburgh, Spring 1999)

—discussion-section instructor for course taught by Michael Perloff

—Venn diagrams, truth tables, truth trees, deductions

Introduction to Philosophical Problems (University of Pittsburgh, Fall 1997)

—discussion-section instructor for course taught by Joe Camp

—existence of God, Descartes, empiricism, free will

Introduction to Ethics (Washington and Lee University, Fall 2001)

—contemporary problems of ethics and meta-ethics

Introduction to Ethics (Washington and Lee University, Spring 2002)

—contemporary problems of ethics and meta-ethics

Philosophy 160: Introduction to Ethics (Fall 2003)

—contemporary problems of ethics and meta-ethics

Philosophy 160: Introduction to Ethics (Spring 2004)

—contemporary problems of ethics and meta-ethics

Philosophy 160: Introduction to Ethics (Fall 2004)

—contemporary problems of ethics and meta-ethics

Philosophy 160: Introduction to Ethics (Fall 2012)

—meta-ethics, ethical theory, and applied ethics

Philosophy 160: Introduction to Ethics (Spring 2013)

—meta-ethics, ethical theory, and applied ethics

Philosophy 160: Introduction to Ethics (Fall 2014)

—meta-ethics, ethical theory, and applied ethics

Philosophy 160: Introduction to Ethics (Spring 2015)

—meta-ethics, ethical theory, and applied ethics

Philosophy 160: Introduction to Ethics (Fall 2016)

—meta-ethics, ethical theory, and applied ethics

Philosophy 161: Introduction to Ethics Honors (Spring 2003)

—contemporary problems of ethics and meta-ethics

Philosophy 161: Introduction to Ethics Honors (Spring 2014)

—meta-ethics, ethical theory, and applied ethics

Introduction to Ethics (University of Pittsburgh, Fall 1998)

—Locke, Kant, Huxley, Mill, Wright

Introduction to Ethics (University of Pittsburgh, Spring 1998)

—discussion-section instructor for course taught by Doug Patterson

—Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Mill

Introduction to Ethics (University of Pittsburgh, Fall 1996)

—discussion-section instructor for course taught by David Gauthier

—Plato, Hobbes, Kant, Mill, Rawls, Gauthier, Nietzsche, Ayer

Ethics of Life and Death (Washington and Lee University, Winter 2002)

—contemporary problems of bioethics and related areas of applied ethics

Political Philosophy (University of Pittsburgh, Summer 1997)

—Sophocles, Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Melville, Mill, Marx and Engels

Political Philosophy (University of Pittsburgh, Spring 1997)

—discussion-section instructor for course taught by Michael Thompson

—Locke, Hobbes, Rousseau, Marx

Social Philosophy (University of Pittsburgh, Summer 1998)

—Hobbes, Rousseau, Huxley, Mill, Freud

Business Ethics (University of Pittsburgh, Summer 1999)

—contemporary problems and theoretical issues

Philosophy 499: Senior Essay (on The Problem of Pain, by C. S. Lewis) (Spring 2003)

Philosophy 499: Senior Essay (on theories of welfare) (Fall 2003)

Philosophy 499: Senior Essay (on Hume and Kant) (Fall 2003)

Biology 420 / Philosophy 500: The Ethics of Scientific Research (Spring 2010)

—fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, conflicts of interest, institutional review boards, protection of human and animal subjects, and other issues

Biology 420 / Philosophy 500: The Ethics of Scientific Research (Spring 2011)

—fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, conflicts of interest, institutional review boards, protection of human and animal subjects, and other issues

Biology 420 / Philosophy 500: The Ethics of Scientific Research (Spring 2012)

—fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, conflicts of interest, institutional review boards, protection of human and animal subjects, and other issues

Biology 420 / Philosophy 500: The Ethics of Scientific Research (Spring 2013)

—fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, conflicts of interest, institutional review boards, protection of human and animal subjects, and other issues

Biology 420 / Philosophy 500: The Ethics of Scientific Research (Spring 2014)

—fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, conflicts of interest, institutional review boards, protection of human and animal subjects, and other issues

Biology 420 / Philosophy 500: The Ethics of Scientific Research (Spring 2015)

—fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, conflicts of interest, institutional review boards, protection of human and animal subjects, and other issues

Biology 420 / Philosophy 500: The Ethics of Scientific Research (Spring 2016)

—fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, conflicts of interest, institutional review boards, protection of human and animal subjects, and other issues

Contemporary Political Philosophy (Distributive Justice) (Washington and Lee University, Fall 2001)

—Rawls, Nozick, Unger

Philosophy 555: Justice and Economic Systems (Spring 2003)

—Rawls, Nozick, Unger

Philosophy 555: Justice and Economic Systems (Spring 2004)

—Rawls, Nozick, Unger, Ehrenreich

Philosophy and Economics (Washington and Lee University, Winter 2002)

—rationality, morality, welfare, consequentialism, equality, game theory

Independent study on Justice as Fairness: A Restatement, by John Rawls (Washington and Lee University, Spring 2002)

Philosophy 600: Readings in Philosophy (on Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion and Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Morality) (Summer 2003)

Philosophy 666: Rational Choice Theory (Fall 2005)

—decision theory

Philosophy 666: Rational Choice Theory (Fall 2006)

—decision theory, game theory, and social-choice theory

Philosophy 666: Rational Choice Theory (Fall 2007)

—decision theory, game theory, and social-choice theory

Philosophy 666: Rational Choice Theory (Spring 2011)

—decision theory, game theory, and social-choice theory

Philosophy 666: Rational Choice Theory (Spring 2014)

—decision theory, game theory, and social-choice theory

Philosophy 666: Rational Choice Theory (Spring 2016)

—decision theory, game theory, and social-choice theory

Philosophy 670: Contemporary Ethical Theory (Fall 2009)

—meta-ethics and normative ethics

Philosophy 670: Contemporary Ethical Theory (Fall 2010)

—meta-ethics and normative ethics

Philosophy 672: History of Ethics (Fall 2002)

—Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Mill

Philosophy 672: History of Ethics (Fall 2003)

—Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Mill

Philosophy of Law (University of Pittsburgh, Summer 2000)

—theories of what law is, plus some problems of legal interpretation

Philosophy 674: Philosophy of Law (Spring 2005)

—theories of constitutional interpretation, principles of criminal and civil law, and recent movements such as law and economics and feminist critiques

Philosophy 800: Tutorial (Spring 2009)

—various topics, with emphasis on expository and argumentative writing

Philosophy 800: Tutorial (Spring 2010)

—various topics, with emphasis on expository and argumentative writing

Philosophy 820: Topics in the History of Philosophy: Mill’s Practical Philosophy (taught with Ann Cudd) (Spring 2007)

Utilitarianism, On Liberty, The Subjection of Women, and other texts

Philosophy 880: Topics in Ethics: Contemporary Consequentialism (Fall 2002)

—Hare, Hooker, and others

Philosophy 880: Topics in Ethics: Consequentialism and Cost-Benefit Analysis (Fall 2011)

—Shaw, Sen, Adler & Posner, Wolff, and others

Philosophy 880: Topics in Ethics: Contemporary Consequentialism (Fall 2014)

The Cambridge Companion to Utilitarianism and other readings

Philosophy 880: Topics in Ethics: Consequentialism and Legal Theory (Fall 2016)

—Shaw, Singer, Railton, Pettit, Kamm, Posner, Scalia, Dworkin, and Tamanaha

Philosophy 886: Topics in Applied Ethics: The Ethics of Genetic Technology (Spring 2006)

—Buchanan, Brock, Daniels, and Wikler’s From Chance to Choice, and other readings

Philosophy 900: Research in Philosophy (on consequentialism and desert)

—Shaw’s Contemporary Ethics: Taking Account of Utilitarianism, papers by Kagan, and other readings