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# PHIL 205 pre-session:<br/>Business Ethics

In this course we seek to apply philosophical methodology to the
ethical issues that arise from business in a globalised world.

You will gain an understanding of the relevant ethical and economic
issues, and improve your ability to philosophically analyse the issues
in writing.

# Instructor

* Sean Whitton `<spwhitton@email.arizona.edu>`
* Internet office hours: TBD

# Course Format and Teaching Methods

The structure and content of the course will be as follows:

1. There are three units.
2. We will study one unit per week.
3. Units 1 and 2 will contain
   - five reading assignments; and
   - four or five video lectures (posted throughout the week).
4. Unit 3 will contain
   - three reading assignments; and
   - three video lectures (posted throughout the week).
5. Unit 3 is shorter so you have time to work on your final paper.
6. For each reading assignment I will post discussion questions.
7. You should make **two discussion posts** in the first week and
   **two discussion posts** in the second week.
   - one post should either:
     + respond to my discussion questions; or
     + post your own discussion question, and respond to it; and
   - the other post should respond to another student's post.
   - Each post should be of at least 200 words.
8. You should make **one discussion post** in the final week.  You can
   either:
   - respond to my discussion questions; or
   - post your own discussion question, and respond to it; or
   - respond to another student's discussion contribution.
   - Your post should be of at least 200 words.
9. On the final day of each unit there will be a **multiple-choice
   quiz** on the content of the unit, due by midnight on Friday.
10. You should also **write a final paper** answering the essay prompt
    I will post at the beginning of the final week of the course.

In a face-to-face class I can look at the faces of my students and
judge how well they are following the material.  Even if I asked each
of you to send me a selfie for every day of the course, I can't make
that kind of judgment over the Internet.  So you need to let me know
immediately if you think you're falling behind.  I want to help you,
but you need to keep me informed.

You must have a reliable computer and Internet connection available to
participate.  I won't accept computer problems as an excuse for
missing any deadlines---it's impossible for me to verify your claims.

I recommend completing the reading assignments by Thursday of each
week.  Then you can spend Friday reviewing the parts you didn't
understand, in preparation for the quiz.  Your schedule during each
unit is up to you, though.

I will provide further guidance on the final paper when I set the
paper topics.

# Late Registration

Since this is a pre-session course, you cannot register after the
first 48 hours of the course.

# Course Communications

News about the course will be posted on the D2L course homepage.
Please enable D2L e-mail notifications and/or check the D2L course
homepage regularly.

I will hold Internet office hours using video conferencing software at
the following times on the following days.  You should visit
[this page](https://talky.io/spwhitton) to join the call.  The
password is available on D2L.  At other times I will be available by
e-mail.  I will try to reply to all e-mails within 24 hours.

"MST" means "Mountain Standard Time"---that's Tucson's timezone.

* TBD

If none of these times suit you, please e-mail me and we can arrange
something else.

# Required Text

TBD.  Please let me know if you have any difficulty obtaining this
book.

There will be additional readings on D2L.

# Grading

## Scale

- 90%+: grade A
- 80%+: grade B
- 70%+: grade C
- 60%+: grade D
- Less than 60%: grade E

## Breakdown

1. Unit 1 multiple choice quiz: 20%
2. Unit 2 multiple choice quiz: 20%
3. Unit 3 multiple choice quiz: 20%
4. Participation in online discussions: 10%
5. Final paper: 30%.

# Course Schedule

## Unit 1: title

- Reading assignments for this unit:
  1. Singer: *Famine, Affluence and Morality* (PDF on D2L)
  2. Schmidtz: *Islands in a Sea of Obligation* (PDF on D2L)
  3. tbd
  4. Satz: *The Moral Limits of Markets: The Case of Human Kidneys*,
     pp. 269--277 **only** (PDF on D2L)
  5. tbd
- Watch five video lectures.
- Post two discussion contributions.
- 18th May: unit 1 quiz due by midnight.

## Unit 2: title

- Reading assignments for this unit:
  1. Hayek: *The Use of Knowledge in Society* (PDF on D2L)
      - new focus here should be on "I don't care why they want gluten
        free food, I'm going to provide it"
  2. Zwolinski: *The Ethics of Price Gouging* (PDF on D2L)
  3. "A fare shake", *The Economist*, 14th May 2016 (PDF on D2L)
  4. tbd
  5. tbd
- Watch four video lectures.
- Post two discussion contribution.
- 25th May: unit 2 quiz due by midnight.

## Unit 3: title

- Reading assignments for this unit:
  1. tbd
  2. tbd
  3. Marx: *Alienation* (PDF on D2L)
- Watch three video lectures.
- Post one discussion contribution.
- 1st June: unit 3 quiz due by midnight.
- 2nd June (last day of classes): final paper due by midnight.

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