Colorado Summer Seminar 2013

Syllabus

 

Readings

 

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.)