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August 10th, 2005


reinhabitants
03:44 pm
Just a reminder:
Tomorrow (Thursday) will be our last class together. We will discuss Caputo's book and any specific moral issues that come up. We will also fill out the official course evaluations.

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August 8th, 2005


reinhabitants
11:49 am - Week 5: Reflections
To earn 10 points of credit for Intro to Moral Issues, please respond to the questions below. Your response needs to be 150 - 200 words. Make sure to include your name in your subject line.


1) What does "ethics" and "morality" mean to you? Has your understanding of these terms changed in any way since the beginning of our class?

2) What are the differences between acting in light of ethics and morality as opposed to acting in light of obligations?

3) Considering your expectations from the beginning of this semester, did you learn what you wished to learn from our class (about moral issues, about learning, about college, about your life, etc.)?


To earn another 10 points of credit, please respond to any comment your classmates posted to this topic. Your response needs to be 75 - 100 words. Make sure to include your name in your subject line.


Due Thursday, 8/11

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August 2nd, 2005


reinhabitants
11:09 am - no class Friday, August 12
In case you haven't been in class lately, we've all agreed that our last day of class will be Thursday, August 11. The last Live Journal assignment is still due Thursday, August 11 at midnight. Because we are not having a final exam, it is appropriate that we will not hold class during the University-scheduled final exam time on Friday, August 12.

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August 1st, 2005


reinhabitants
07:56 pm - Last call for no-names
The last day to claim any post that you've written without including your name is Tuesday, Aug. 2. After this point, no credit can be earned for anonymous posts. This includes any anonymous posts for Weeks 4 & 5.

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July 31st, 2005


reinhabitants
10:32 pm - Week 4: Agree & Disagree
To earn 10 points of credit for Intro to Moral Issues, please respond to the question below. Your response needs to be 150 - 200 words. Make sure to include your name in your subject line.


Name one thing that Caputo discusses in _Against Ethics_ that you agree with, and explain why. Also, name one thing that Caputo discusses that you disagree with, and explain why. Note: You may agree and disagree with different aspects of the same point.


To earn another 10 points of credit, please respond to any comment your classmates posted to this topic. Your response needs to be 75 - 100 words. Make sure to include your name in your subject line.


Due Thursday, 8/4

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July 25th, 2005


reinhabitants
07:19 pm - names?
Hello there,

I just wanted to remind everyone in our Intro to Moral Issues class that your name MUST be included in your posts (preferably within the subject line) for you to earn the corresponding credit for that week. Some posts from the previous 2 weeks have been written without names, so I strongly urge you to double-check whatever you've written to make sure you have identified yourself. At any point during this semester, feel free to talk with me about your grade to make sure all of your posts are appropriately recorded.

Many thanks,
elizabeth

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reinhabitants
12:51 am - Week 3: Derrida and Caputo
To earn 10 points of credit for Intro to Moral Issues, please respond to the question below. Your response needs to be 150 - 200 words. Make sure to include your name in your subject line.


Summarize and elavuate one topic discussed by Jacques Derrida and/or John Caputo. Please relate this topic to one moral issue that interests you.


To earn another 10 points of credit, please respond to any comment your classmates posted to this topic. Your response needs to be 75 - 100 words. Make sure to include your name in your subject line.


Due Thursday, 7/28

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July 19th, 2005


reinhabitants
02:20 am - Derrida obituaries
If you're interested in learning more about Derrida, you can read about him through these two obituaries:

1) written by D. Attridge and T. Baldwin
http://www.iapl.info/NEWS/DERRIDA/GUARDIAN.htm

2) written by J.D. Caputo
http://www.jcrt.org/archives/06.1/caputo.pdf

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July 17th, 2005


reinhabitants
09:40 pm - Week 2: History of Ethics
To earn 10 points of credit for Intro to Moral Issues, please respond to the question below.


Reflect on the various ethics that we discussed during the first week of class (i.e., those of Socrates & Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Descartes, Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche). Which ethics have you enjoyed learning about the most? Please explain why and provide examples to support your explanation. Your response needs to be 100 - 150 words. Make sure to include your name in your subject line.


To earn another 10 points of credit, please respond to any comment your classmates posted to this topic. Your response needs to be 50 - 75 words. Make sure to include your name in your subject line.


Due Thursday, 7/21

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July 14th, 2005


reinhabitants
12:37 am - our course book (on reserve & e-book)
Just wanted to let you know that our course book - Against Ethics - is now on reserve at the 1st floor reserve desk of the Willis Library. You can check it out for 2 hours at a time if you need.

Also, you can find an on-line e-book version if you go to U.N.T.'s Electronic Resources page at http://irservices.library.unt.edu/ and search for "netLibrary." If you are not on campus, you'll need to type in your EUID and password to be taken to the on-line library, at which point you can search for the book using the title or author's name. But keep in mind that an e-book is sometimes not available when a number of people "check it out" simultaneously.

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