Professor Gary Jason, PhD | Bulletins–PH 120–Introduction to Ethics–Spring 2020–TuTh 10:00-11:15 am–Fullerton Campus

Bulletins–PH 120–Introduction to Ethics–Spring 2020–TuTh 10:00-11:15 am–Fullerton Campus

1. For the dates 3/19 (Thursday) through 3/24 (Tuesday) online lecturing is suspended. It will resume Wednesday 3/25.
2. THE ZOOM LINK FOR THIS CLASS IS:  As I do each lecture for the class, I will post it for your later review. See the links below.
2. NEW CHANGE (3/25/20): given the difficulties I am having transitioning to Titanium and checking attendance on Zoom, I have decided to just give everyone a 100% in attendance for the whole class. The score is now posted on Titanium.
3. FIRST CHANGE: going forward, on all papers, you will turn in the paper on, then simply email me the Word document with the class homepage or other proof of zero duplication score pasted to the end of the paper. EMAIL ALL YOUR PAPERS TO, rather than my regular email.
4. SECOND CHANGE: Effective immediately, I won’t be seeing students IN PERSON in my office (LH-524) during office hours. You can either call me at the office number: 657-278-6744; or you can add me to Skype and talk to me online.
5. For all three tests, you will need only three things: a Scantron form 882-E; a #2 pencil; and a clean eraser.
6. For all papers, use enrollment key PH120Full and class ID 23660553. NOTE: the enrollment key is case sensitive: don’t type in “PH120FULL” but “PH120Full”.
7. Errata in review questions: Set 2: #20 = “What is intuitionism as a theory of moral obligation?”; #27 = “What does it mean to say that good motives are neither necessary nor sufficient for an act to be morally right?”. Set 3: #11 = “What is the happiness problem with virtue ethics?”
8. Short Paper #3: Nietzsche Read the Nietzsche selection in the Johnson/Reath anthology (pp. 271-293) and answer the following questions. Please number and separate your answers in short (3-8 sentence long) paragraphs, but DO NOT QUOTE—only paraphrase in your own words. Please print single-sided. Due Thursday 3/26, both through Turnitin and hard-copy emailed to me. Please print single-sided.

From Bod Good and Evil

  1. In section 258, how does Nietzsche suggest we view the role of the masses of society in relation to the elites (i.e., the aristocracy)?
  2. In section 260, how does Nietzsche distinguish master from slave morality?
  3. In section 260, Nietzsche puts forward his egoism. How does it differ from Hobbes’s?

From On the Genealogy of Morality

  1. In section 2, what theory of moral obligation does Nietzsche advocate and which theory does he specifically attack?
  2. In section 10, what trait does Nietzsche say characterizes slave morality? How does he view that trait?

Recorded lectures: 

  1. Tuesday 3/17…link.

2. Thursday 3/26…Link.

Class handouts:     

  1. Syllabus