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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

PHLM006: Contemporary Ethics

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 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.

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

Ruha Benjamin (2018) Informed Refusal: Toward a Justice-based Bioethics. Science, Technology, & Human Values, 41(6):967-990.

Frantz Fanon (1952). Black Skin, White Masks, pp. 64-88.

Christian Fuchs (2016), Critical Theory of Communication, University of Westminster Press, Chapter 6, pp. 177-206.

Hans Jonas (1973) Technology and Responsibility: Reflections on the New task of Ethics, Social Research Vol. 40/1, pp. 31-54.

Saba Mahmood (2005) ‘The Subject of Freedom’. The Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject. Oxford: Princeton University Press.

Val Plumwood (1993). Feminism and the Mastery of Nature.

Robbins, J. (2013). Beyond the suffering subject: toward an anthropology of the good. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 19(3), 447-462.

Adam Rosenblatt (2015) Digging for the Disappeared. Forensic Science after Atrocity. Stanford University Press.

Rush, M. (2019). Motivating propositional gratitude. Philosophical Studies, 177(5), pp.1191–1211.

Susan Sherwin (1992) No Longer Patient, Feminist Ethics and Health Care, Temple University Press.

Vandana Shiva (2005) Earth Democracy. Justice, Sustainability and Peace, North Atlantic Books.

Andrew Shryock 2008. “Thinking about Hospitality, with Derrida, Kant, and the Balga Bedouin.” Anthropos 103(2): 405-421.

Hugo Slim (2015) Humanitarian Ethics, Oxford University Press, part II, The Modern Elaboration of Humanitarian Principles, pp. 39-121.

Terry, F. (2002), Condemned to Repeat? The Paradox of Humanitarian Action, Cornell University Press, Chapter 1, pp. 17-55.

Lisa Tessman (2009) Feminist Ethics and Social and Political PhilosophyTheorizing the Non-Ideal, Springer.