Demonstrations from both sides of the abortion debate

Unit 5: Ethics of the Future

Week 21

Tuesday, February 14

  • Parfit, Divided minds and the nature of persons
  • Opar, Why we procrastinate
  • Plenary with small groups: Should ethics care about the future?

Tuesday, February 16 (am)

  • Buddhist no-self views
  • Plenary: Should I care about future me? (cont.)

Tuesday, February 16 (pm)

  • Benatar, Better Never to Have Been (ch 2)
  • Section: The obligation of reproduction

Week 22

Tuesday, February 21

  • Alfonso Cuarón, Children of Men (2006)
  • Plenary: Ethics and Reproduction

Thursday, February 23 (am)

  • Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go
  • Section: Medicine and subjectivity

Thursday, February 23 (pm)

  • Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go (cont.)
  • Plenary and small groups: Medicine and subjectivity

Week 23

Tuesday, February 28

  • Section: Should I care about people who do not (yet) exist?

Thursday, March 2 (am)

Thursday, March 2 (pm)

Week 24

Tuesday, March 14

  • Beyoncé, Black is King (2020)
  • Plenary and small groups: Essentializing Africa

Thursday, March 16 (am)

Thursday, March 16 (pm)

  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Fantastic Four #54 (July 1966)
  • Plenary: Essentializing Africa
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