Spring 2015

Philosophy 160:

# Introduction to Ethics

## Course documents:

### syllabus

### revised discussion-section information

## Announcements:

May 2, 2015:

Today I sent the following **e-mail message to all enrolled students**:

From: Eggleston, Ben

Sent: Saturday, May 02, 2015 1:07 PM

To: PHIL160{56620}Sp15

Cc: Camacho, Marco Polo; Osmanoglu, Kamuran; 'papersformike@gmail.com'; vasfi onur özen

Subject: test 3 scores posted in Blackboard

Dear students,

I have posted the scores for the test you took last Wednesday in the online gradebook at the Blackboard site for our course. The scores include a curve of 7 points. I have also uploaded (to the “Course Documents” area of the Blackboard site for our course) some slides that I will use to briefly review the test in class on Monday. Also in class on Monday, your answer sheets from the test will be returned to you, along with other unreturned graded work.

Best,

Professor Eggleston

April 4, 2015:

Today I sent the following **e-mail message to all enrolled students**:

From: Eggleston, Ben

Sent: Saturday, April 04, 2015 2:21 PM

To: PHIL160{56620}Sp15

Cc: Camacho, Marco Polo; Osmanoglu, Kamuran; 'papersformike@gmail.com'; vasfi onur özen

Subject: test 2 scores posted in Blackboard

Dear students,

I have posted the scores for the test you took last Wednesday in the online gradebook at the Blackboard site for our course. The scores include a curve of 12 points. I have also uploaded (to the “Course Documents” area of the Blackboard site for our course) some slides that I will use to briefly review the test in class on Monday before starting our next unit of material.

The reading assignment for Monday is the material from Peter Singer provided on the course Blackboard site. The reading assignment for Wednesday is the material from John Arthur provided on the course Blackboard site. You may also wish to look at p. 24 of the syllabus for instructions for homework 3, which is due in discussion sections April 8–13.

Best,

Professor Eggleston

February 21, 2015:

Today I sent the following **e-mail message to all enrolled students**:

From: Eggleston, Ben

Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2015 3:47 PM

To: PHIL160{56620}Sp15

Cc: Camacho, Marco Polo; Osmanoglu, Kamuran; 'papersformike@gmail.com'; vasfi onur özen

Subject: test 1 scores posted in Blackboard

Dear students,

I have posted the scores for the test you took last Wednesday in the online gradebook at the Blackboard site for our course. The scores include a curve of 8 points. I have also uploaded (to the “Course Documents” area of the Blackboard site for our course) some slides that I will use to briefly review the test in class on Monday before starting our next unit of material.

The reading assignment for Monday is chapter 8, to the main section break on p. 112. The reading assignment for Wednesday is the rest of chapter 8. You may also wish to look at p. 9 of the syllabus for instructions for homework 1, which is due in discussion sections February 25–March 2.

Best,

Professor Eggleston

January 15, 2015:

Today I sent the following **e-mail message to all enrolled students**:

From: Eggleston, Ben

Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2015 8:04 AM

To: PHIL160{56620}Sp15

Cc: Camacho, Marco Polo; Osmanoglu, Kamuran; papersformike@gmail.com; vasfi onur özen

Subject: Introduction to Ethics - introductory information

Dear students,

Hello. I’ll be your professor for PHIL 160, Introduction to Ethics, and I am writing to you today in order to give you some information that you might find useful as you gear up for the semester.

First, as you probably know, you have to be enrolled in one of our course’s sixteen discussion sections as well as being enrolled in the lecture portion of the course. Your first class will be the lecture next Wednesday at 9 a.m., in 130 Budig, and then you will have your first discussion section (in some other room, specific to your discussion section) sometime later that week, or early the following week.

Second, you will need to buy the textbook I have chosen for this course. It’s *The Fundamentals of Ethics*, 2nd edition, by Russ Shafer-Landau (Oxford University Press, 2012), ISBN 978-0-19-977355-8. I have asked the KU bookstore to stock this book, or you can buy it elsewhere, including online. I believe there is now a 3rd edition of this book. I have not seen that edition, and I will refer to the 2nd edition in the syllabus and when discussing specific passages from the book in lecture.

There will also be some other required readings, provided on Blackboard. Because of their length, you should be prepared to print them out rather than reading them on a computer screen.

Third, I have set up a web site for the course, at http://www.benegg.net/courses/ethics15. I’ve posted the syllabus there (though I will also hand out hard copies on the first day of class) and I may post other things there as the course progresses. There won’t be anything there that you’ll be responsible for prior to our first class, so you don’t have to worry about it right away. I just wanted to go on and give you the URL.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me. Meanwhile, I’m looking forward to seeing you next Wednesday at 9 a.m., in 130 Budig.

Best wishes,

Professor Eggleston