Electronic devices are not permitted in the classroom, and
you will be required to bring the textbooks to class; this
means you need to have physical copies of these books.
However, the first four on the list (and also the optional
textbook) have been in print for quite a while; if you start
looking early, you're likely to find inexpensive used copies.
- Derek Parfit, Reasons and Persons
- Thomas Nagel, The Possibility of Altruism
- Jonathan Lear, Love and Its Place in Nature
- Peter Strawson, Individuals
- Michael Bratman, Shared Agency: A Planning Theory of Acting Together
- Marya Schechtman, Staying Alive
- Bernard Williams, Problems of the Self
(We'll read about half of this, defaultly from the journals
in which the papers were originally published; if you can
find an inexpensive used copy, it might be more convenient
for you to get the book itself. I can vouch for the rest
of the chapters also being worth reading.)
Additional readings will be made available through the
Marriott Library reserve desk.
(See Marriott's Course Reserve How to Guide
for an intro to using the library
For best results with JSTOR, either click on a JSTOR
link while you're on-campus
or click through to the journal from
the Marriott catalog, log in, and search JSTOR for the item.
- Optional prereading: TBA.