Colorado Summer Seminar 2013





Week One


July 22-23 Lee


·         instructions


July 24. Kaufman


·         Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan chs. 13-16


July 25. Chwang


·         John Rawls, Theory of Justice, excerpts

·         Robert Nozick, Anarchy, State, and Utopia. Read ch. 7 sec. 1 (pp. 149-82, plus endnotes)


July 26. Wingo


·         Isaiah Berlin, “Two Concepts of Liberty”



Week Two


July 29. Norcross


·         J. S. Mill, Utilitarianism chs. 1, 2, 5


July 30-31. Boonin


·         George Pitcher, “The Misfortunes of the Dead”

·         Douglas Portmore, “Desire Fulfillment and Posthumous Harm”

·         Derek Parfit, Reasons and Persons ch. 16

·         David Boonin, chapter 1 from The Non-Identity Problem (forthcoming)


August 1-2. Huemer


·         Michael Huemer, “Non-Egalitarianism”

·         Michael Huemer, “Against Equality and Priority”

·         Michael Huemer, chs. 10-11 from The Problem of Political Authority




Week Three


August 5. Hale


·         Stephen Gardiner, “Ethics and Climate Change: An Introduction”

·         Henry Shue, “Subsistence Emissions and Luxury Emissions”

·         Andrew Light, “An Equity Hurdle in International Climate Negotiations”

·         Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Fourth Assessment Report, “Summary for Policy Makers”

·         For a brief overview of international climate policy since Kyoto, look here.


August 6. Hosein


·         Frances Kamm, Torture, Terror, and War, chs. 1-2


August 7. Hurka


August 8. Pasnau


·         Francisco de Vitoria, Political Writings, excerpts (Please note that we will talk the least about the initial readings in the excerpt.)