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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

PHLM006: Contemporary Ethics

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Readings will be part journal articles, book chapters and a few books and where possible available on a module online reading list on ELE.


Indicative Readings:

Jürgen Habermas: The Future of Human Nature, Polity Press 2003

S. Kagan, What's Wrong with Speciesism?, Journal of Applied Philosophy Vol 33 (1), 2016, 1–21

Angela Smith, Responsibility for Attitudes: Activity and Passivity in Mental Life, Ethics, 115:2, 2005

Judith Butler, Senses of the Subject, Fordham University Press 2015

Antti Kauppinen, "Meaningfulness", in Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Well-Being, ed. Guy Fletcher, Abingdon: Routledge 2015, 281-291.

Allan Gibbard (2012), Meaning and Normativity, Oxford University Press

Thomas Pogge, Real World Justice, The Journal of Ethics 9, Nos. 1-2 (2005), 29-53, 31

Seyla Benhabib, Dignity in Adversity. Human Rights in Troubled Times, Polity Press 2011