Philosophy 433    History of (Modern) Ethics       Darwall    Winter 2008                           
Readings (available from Shaman Drum Bookshop, 313 S. State Street):
Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan (Hackett) (L)
Francis Hutcheson, An Inquiry into the Origin of our Idea of Virtue (Liberty) (I) 
Joseph Butler, Sermons and “Dissertation on Virtue” (Hackett) (S) (D)
David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature (Oxford) (T)
Jean Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract (Cambridge) (SC)
Immanuel Kant, Critique of Practical Reason  (Cambridge) (CPR)
Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments (Liberty) (TMS)
Jeremy Bentham, The Principles of Morals and Legislation (Prometheus) (P)
Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morals (Random House) (G)
Stephen Darwall, The British Moralists and the Internal ‘Ought’:  1640-1740 (required 
               for graduate students) (BM)
Course Requirements:  For undergraduates:  one short paper (5-7 pages), one longer paper (10-15 pages), final exam.
For graduate students:  one short paper (5-7 pages), one longer paper (10-15 pages) + one rewrite, final exam.  The initial draft of the longer paper will be due on April 2.  There will also be a biweekly discussion section for graduate students.


Jan       7          Intro                             Grads: BM, ch 1.  Also, if interested: Darwall,  “Grotius at the Creation of Modern Moral Philosophy”

            9         Hobbes I                      L, intro, chs 1-5

            14        Hobbes II                     L, chs 6-9, Grads: Darwall, “Projection and Normativity in Hobbes’s Leviathan.”

            16        Hobbes III                   L, chs 10-15, Grads: BM, ch. 3

            23        Hobbes IV                   L, chs 16-17, 21

            28        Hutcheson I                  I, intro, secs

            30        Hutcheson II                 I, secs 2-3, Grads: BM, ch. 8

Feb      4          Hutcheson III               I, secs 4-7

            6          Butler I                         S, pref, sermons 1-3

            11        Butler II                        S, sermons 4-5, Grads: BM, ch. 9

            13        Butler III                      D

            18        Hume I                         T, II.iii.3

            20        Hume II                        T, III.i.1-2

Mar      3          Hume III                      T, III,ii.1-2, Grads: BM, ch. 10

            5          Hume IV                      T, III.ii.3-6

           10        Smith I                         TMS, pp. 9-50

           12        Smith II                        TMS, pp. 67-97

           17        Rousseau I                   SC, bks I-II

           19        Kant I                          CPR, pref and intro

           24        Kant II                         CPR, ch 1

           26        Kant III                        CPR, ch 2

           31*      Kant IV                        CPR, ch 3        (Undergraduate Students:  Paper Topics Due)

 April    2          Bentham I                     P, chs 1-5        (Graduate Students:  First Draft of Final Papers Due)

            7          Bentham II                   P, ch 10           (Undergraduate  Students: Final Papers Due)

            9          Nietzsche I                   G, ch 1

            14        Nietzsche II                  G, ch 2


*To be rescheduled.