Ben Eggleston

University of Kansas

Fall 2019

Philosophy 666:

Rational Choice Theory

documents iconCourse documents:

syllabussmall PDF icon

note added August 18, 2019: The syllabus contains the following sentence: “Although my office hours will be in my Philosophy office, appointments at other times are likely to be in 210 Strong Hall.” In that sentence, the number 210 should be the number 200.

paper assignmentsmall PDF icon

test 1small PDF icon

test 1 – answer keysmall PDF icon

test 2small PDF icon

test 2 – answer keysmall PDF icon

test 3small PDF icon

test 3 – answer keysmall PDF icon

bulletin board iconAnnouncements:

August 19, 2019:

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

From: Eggleston, Ben
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2019 12:42 PM
To: PHIL666{28507}Fa19
Cc: Becchina, Nicole Elise
Subject: Rational Choice Theory - binder of materials

Hi everyone,

I’ve assembled a binder for each of you containing the syllabus for our course, the paper assignment, and the material that will be covered by the first test (which will be on October 4). You can pick up your binder any time this week, or next Monday prior to our first class, in the main office of the Philosophy department (3090 Wescoe Hall). The administrative associate there, Nicole Becchina, will generally be available weekdays from 9:00 to 4:00. (If you come by during that time and she is not there, she is likely to be back soon.)

If you are not able to do this before our first class, that is fine – I will bring several of the binders to our first class and hand them out there.



August 11, 2019:

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

From: Eggleston, Ben
Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2019 10:13 PM
To: PHIL666{28507}Fa19
Subject: Rational Choice Theory - introductory information

Dear students,

Hello. I’m writing to give you some information about our Rational Choice Theory course.

First, there is no textbook that you have to buy for this course – I will be providing the readings to you.

Second, I have set up a website for the course, at I’ve posted the syllabus and the end-of-semester paper assignment there (though I will also hand out hard copies on the first day of class) and I anticipate that I will 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 email me. Meanwhile, I’m looking forward to seeing you at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 26, in 1007 Wescoe.

Best wishes,