Human Rights Theories
This class is taught in 11-1 by Andrew Heard
CLASS SCHEDULE AND READINGS - Subject to change
Other than those from the two textbooks, all readings will be
available electronically, through WebCT or online.
Michael Freeden, “Utility and Rights” , ch. 6 in Michael
Freeden, Rights Available
Class Debate: Satris, Issue 14, "Is Torture Ever Justified?"
Donnelly, Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7 (pages 57-123)
NO CLASS - Spring break!
Christopher W. diCarlo, "The Evolution of Morality," in Humanist in Canada, Winter 2002/2003, No. 143. Available through WebCT
Lori Gruen, "Animals," in: Peter Singer (ed.), A Companion to Ethics Available through WebCT
Michael Ruse, "The Significance of Evolution," in: Peter Singer (ed.), A Companion to Ethics. Available through WebCT
Class Debate: Satris, Issue 16, "Does Morality Require Vegetarianism?"
Trong & Fletcher, "Anencephalic Infants Should Be Used as Organ Donors"
Berger, "Considering Anencephalic Infants Dead at Birth Would Be Harmful"
Jeffrey Whitman, "The Many Guises of the Slippery Slope Argument," (1994) 20 Social Theory and Practice, 85-97
Class Debate: Satris Issue 17: "Is Physician Assisted Suicide
Student Presentations start on Mar 8. Remember that your papers are due the week before your presentation date. Critiques are due in the class in which the essay your are critiquing will be presented.
All essay files will be available online during the week preceding their presentation.