The Kenneth Mark Drain Chair in Ethics at Trent University

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Friday, August 29, 2014

CFP for undergraduates: Oct.15 deadline


From Prof. Lauren Freeman at the University of Louisville: 
This is a one-day conference comprised entirely of undergraduate papers that have gone through double-anonymous review. For those students whose papers are accepted (I think we accept between 10-12), not only is this a fantastic opportunity in that they get to present their work in a conference setting, but they also get their entire trip and lodging covered by our department (regardless of where they are coming from! Moreover, there is a magnificent banquet afterwards hosted by Sue Grafton at her mansion)! This year we are lucky to have Lorraine Code as our keynote speaker.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

PHIL3110H: Classic Texts in Ethical Theory

Students, this course is a prerequisite for PHIL3120: Contemporary Ethical Theory, so check it out! The readings are chosen:



Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics (ed. W.D. Ross)
Martha Nussbaum, Non-Relative Virtues: An Aristotelian Approach
Epictetus, Enchiridion
Immanuel Kant, Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals (ed. Allen Wood (Yale, 2002))
Julia Driver, The History of Utilitarianism
John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism (Batoche Books (Kitchener, 2001))
Susan Wolf, One Thought Too Many: Love, Morality, and the Ordering of Commitment (OUP, 2012)
 ... and the final week of school, the readings will be selected by me based on current events, not yet chosen!