Ben Eggleston

University of Kansas

Spring 2018

Philosophy 160:

Introduction to Ethics

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Here are the T.A.s’ office locations and office hours: (last revised January 16, 2018)

name: office location: office hours:
Ramón Alvarado 3099 Wescoe Mondays, 3:00–3:50, and Fridays, 9:00–9:50
Dong-yong Choi 3086 Wescoe Wednesdays, 10:00–10:50, and Thursdays, 11:00–11:50
Vasfi Özen 3098 Wescoe Mondays, 4:00–4:50, and Tuesdays, 9:00–9:50
Ben Porter 3085 Wescoe Mondays and Thursdays, 11:00–11:50
David Tamez 3108 Wescoe Wednesdays, 11:00–11:50, and Thursdays, 12:00–12:50

January 8, 2018:

Today I sent the following e-mail message to all enrolled students:

From: Eggleston, Ben
Sent: Monday, January 8, 2018 9:07 AM
To: PHIL160{60839}Sp18
Cc: Alvarado, Ramon; Choi, Dong Yong; Ozen, Vasfi Onur; Porter, Benjamin Isaac Meyer; Tamez, Alejandro David
Subject: Introduction to Ethics - introductory information

Dear students,

Hello. I’ll be your professor for PHIL 160, Introduction to Ethics, and I am writing to you today in order to give you some information that you might find useful as you gear up for the semester.

First, as you probably know, you have to be enrolled in one of our course’s twenty discussion sections as well as being enrolled in the lecture portion of the course. Your first class will be the lecture next Tuesday (January 16) at 10 a.m., in 110 Budig, followed by the lecture on Thursday, and then you will have your first discussion section (in some other room, specific to your discussion section) sometime later that week, or early the following week. Discussion sections will not meet on January 16.

Second, you will need to buy the textbook I have chosen for this course. It’s The Fundamentals of Ethics, 4th edition, by Russ Shafer-Landau (Oxford University Press, 2018), ISBN 978-0-19-063139-0. I have asked the KU bookstore to stock this book, or you can buy it elsewhere, including online. There will also be some other required readings, provided on Blackboard. Because of their length, you should be prepared to print them out rather than reading them on a computer screen.

Third, I have set up a web site for the course, at I’ve posted the syllabus there (though I will also hand out hard copies on the first day of class) and I may post other things there as the course progresses. You won’t be responsible for reading anything there prior to our first class, so you don’t have to worry about it right away. I just wanted to go on and give you the URL.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me. Meanwhile, I’m looking forward to seeing you next Tuesday at 10 a.m., in 110 Budig.

Best wishes,

Professor Eggleston