PHIL-101: Introduction to Philosophy

Dr. Kimbrough

Jacksonville University

First Six Weeks Summer Term 2018

 

Presentation Dates

(Instructions for preparing presentation)

 

Date

Target

Presenter

5/15

Aristotle’s virtue ethics

 

5/15

Doris’s empirical critique of the concept of moral character

 

5/16

Kant’s deontological moral theory

Victoria

5/17

Mill’s utilitarian moral theory

Tristan

5/21

Greene’s brain studies of moral reasoning

Sani

5/22

Rachels’ defense of moral realism

 

5/23

Ayer’s theory that moral judgments only express emotions

Kelby

5/23

Mackie’s theory that all moral judgments are false

Michael

5/29

Doris and Stich’s use of empirical studies to object to moral realism

 

5/30

Paley’s argument from design

 

5/31

Pascal’s wager

Blessing

5/31

van Inwagen on the problem of evil

Euan

6/4

Freud or Dennett’s scientific atheism

Chase

6/4

Plantinga’s claim that religious belief is “properly basic”

Julia

6/5

Nielsen’s compatibilist theory of free will

Rayna

6/5

Chisholm’s libertarian theory of free will

Korede

6/6

Frankfurt’s theory of free will

Whitney

6/12

Descartes on the nature of the mind

 

6/13

Phelan’s materialist critique of dualism

 

6/18

Leibniz’s idealism

Petr

6/18

Jackson’s argument that consciousness is not physical

Yuan

6/19

Chalmers’ theory of consciousness

 

6/20

Churchland’s eliminative materialism