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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.

The Rachels essay is on p.432 in this edition; there are several copies on the IA. For download options, users can log in, and choose the Borrow for 14 Days option. 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: https://archive.org/details/newintroductiont0000cahn

To read books in the Internet Archive, create an account. In many cases account holders have to the option to borrow a title for 14 days, (even though the landing page shows the message "This book may be borrowed for 1 hour").  When you log in to the Internet Archive you will see that message change, offering a dropdown with the option to borrow for 14 days. If this option is available, it also allows you to download the book. To do this you will need Adobe Digital Editions on your device. The download will be temporary, but should allow you enough time to read the chapters you need.

Very Important!

When you have finished your Internet Archive session, be absolutely sure to click the Return Now button, even if you plan to return to the book and read it again.