Postgraduate Module Descriptor

PHLM015: Contemporary Ethics

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Seyla Benhabib (2011) Dignity in Adversity. Human Rights in Troubled Times, Polity Press.

Butler, Judith (2004) Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence. Verso.

Card, C. (1988). Gratitude and Obligation, American Philosophical Quarterly, 25 (2): 15-127.

Angela Davis (2012) The Meaning of Freedom and Other Difficult Dialogues, City Lights Press.

Jürgen Habermas (2003) The Future of Human Nature, Polity Press.

Hans Jonas (1973) Technology and Responsibility: Reflections on the New task of Ethics, Social Research Vol. 40/1, pp. 31-54.

Saba Mahmood (2005) ‘The Subject of Freedom’. The Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject. Oxford: Princeton University Press.

Adam Rosenblatt (2015) Digging for the Disappeared. Forensic Science after Atrocity. Stanford University Press.

Susan Sherwin (1992) No Longer Patient, Feminist Ethics and Health Care, Temple University Press.

Vandana Shiva (2005) Earth Democracy. Justice, Sustainability and Peace, North Atlantic Books.

Hugo Slim (2015) Humanitarian Ethics, Oxford University Press, part II, The Modern Elaboration of Humanitarian Principles, pp. 39-121.

Lisa Tessman (2009) Feminist Ethics and Social and Political PhilosophyTheorizing the Non-Ideal, Springer.