Time Travel and Essay Assignment

Topics: 1980, 1975, 1947 Pages: 3 (340 words) Published: February 16, 2014
Week 7
Tuesday, February 18
Plantinga—“The Free Will Defense” pgs. 157-160
Hick—“The Soul-Making Defense” pgs. 160-164
Essay assignment 8: Essay question 5 on pg. 165

Thursday, February 20
Plato—“Euthyphro” pgs. 484-485
Rachels—“The Challenge of Cultural Relativism” (available under ‘Course Materials’ on Blackboard)
Essay assignment 9: Essay question 4 on pg. 489

Week 8
Tuesday, February 25
Catch-up/Review
FREE WILL AND TIME TRAVEL
Thursday, February 27
Taylor—“Freedom and Determinism” pgs. 343-356
Essay assignment 10: Essay question 5 on pg. 361
NO CLASS—DR. MCCAIN WILL BE AT A CONFERENCE

Week 9
Tuesday, March 4
Exam 2

Thursday, March 6
van Inwagen—“The Incompatibility of Free Will and Determinism” pgs. 404-408
Essay assignment 11: Essay question 3 on pg. 408

Week 10
Tuesday, March 11
Frankfurt—“Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility” (available under ‘Course Materials’ on Blackboard) Essay assignment 12: In your own words explain what Frankfurt’s example is supposed to be a counterexample to and why it matters for the free will debate. Also, explain why you think Frankfurt is correct/incorrect.

Thursday, March 13
Lewis—“The Paradoxes of Time Travel” (available under ‘Course Materials’ on Blackboard) Essay assignment 13: In your own words explain the ‘grandfather paradox’. Be sure to explain what is paradoxical about it.

Week 11
Tuesday, March 18
Vranas—“What Time Travelers May Be Able To Do” (available under ‘Course Materials’ on Blackboard)
Essay assignment 14: What is the argument that Vranas is responding to? How does Vranas respond to the argument that he is discussing? Do you think his response is convincing?

Thursday, March 20
Exam 3

Week 12
Tuesday, March 25
NO CLASS—SPRING BREAK

Thursday, March 27
NO CLASS—SPRING BREAK

MIND/BODY AND APPLIED ETHICS (ABORTION)
Week 13
Tuesday, April 1
Descartes—“Discourse on Method” pgs. 263-264...
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