Course Schedule - Summer Semester 2023


PHIL 166 901 (CRN: 31068)


Department: Philosophy
Instructor: Pinto Talero, Daniel
Meeting: 9:30AM - 11:30AM TWR FULLY ONLINE (15-MAY-2023 - 23-JUN-2023) 
Session: Summer Block C1 (6 Wk)
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Method of Instruction: Online
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Must not belong to one of the following Cohort(s):
Fall 2023 UG New First Time
Fall 2023 New UG Transfer
Section Max Enrollment: 30
Section Enrolled: 8
Enrollment data as of: 2-DEC-2023 1:05PM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Description: In this course, we will grapple with a wide variety of questions raised by the coronavirus pandemic. What are our duties to others in a time of crisis? On what basis should scarce medical resources be deployed? What is the appropriate role for individuals, and for the government? How do we weigh the values of life and health against other values? And so on. Readings will include both works of professional philosophers and contemporary popular writings on the pandemic.