Philosophy 102: Moral Problems (2015)

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How to compose a successful critical commentary:

  1. You should attempt to re-express your target’s position so clearly, vividly, and fairly that your target says, “Thanks, I wish I’d thought of putting it that way.
  2. You should list any points of agreement (especially if they are not matters of general or widespread agreement).
  3. You should mention anything you have learned from your target.
  4. Only then are you permitted to say so much as a word of rebuttal or criticism.

Daniel Dennett


  1. Calendar (Phil 102A, TR 8:20)
  2. Calendar (Phil 102B, TR 9:45)
  3. Policies
  4. Assignments
  5. Contact and Office Hours

Position Paper Assignments

  1. Position Paper One
  2. Position Paper Two
  3. Position Paper Three
  4. Position Paper Four

Short Assignments

(only when too long for the event)
  1. Expense and Happiness Record
  2. Religion and Charity (11/12)