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PHIL.2030: Introduction to Ethics

This course examines the basic issues and problems of ethics and values and surveys some important alternative answers to the questions raised, on both an individual and a social level, by our necessity to act and to live in a rational and human way. 

Off-Campus Access

You will need to be logged in to the UML Library to access some of the material in this guide. If you are logged in to your UML email you are logged in to the library. You may get an additional authentication phone call from Duo. This is routine. 

If prompted, enter your UML email credentials. If you still have trouble, clear the cache on your device. Email not working? Troubleshoot from here.

Reading in Internet Archive

The essay "Egoism and Moral Scepticism" is James Rachels included in this book: A New Introduction to Philosophy edited by Stephen Cahn.

"Egoism and Moral Scepticism" is on p.423 in this edition; there are several copies on the IA. Be sure to click Return Now when the session is finished, whether or not you will need the title again. Apologies if you are familiar with using the IA.

Here is the IA link:

To read books in the Internet Archive, you need to create an account. Once you log in, most items can be borrowed for 1 hour at a time, while some can be borrowed for 14 days. Click the "Borrow" button to start reading. When the time is up, you can renew the loan if no one else is trying to access that item.

Very Important!

When you have finished your Internet Archive reading session, be sure to click the "Return Now" button, even if you plan to read the book at another time. This will make it available for others in the class.


NYT Video: Meet the People Getting Pain to Kill our Planet

If you cannot access the above video, you can watch it here