This page will tell you about the major divisions of this website.
"Basic Materials" contains general materials of relevance to students in Dr. Garrett's PHIL 320 course. However, see "Info for Papers" for materials relating directly to the major papers.
"Off-Site Resources" contains links to collections of material on the Internet for the most part outside Western Kentucky University (or collections of links to such material).
"Documents" contains links to important documents from the history of ethical thought.
Key Concepts explains and discusses important general ideas and terms that cannot wait to be discussed in the context of a given ethical theory or contemporary controversy.
"Ethical Theories" contains links to webpages composed by Dr. Garrett for use in connection with his lectures on normative ethical theories, the basic tools of ethical evaluation that will be employed in the course. (Few of the ideas here are original with Dr. Garrett.)
"Contemporary Issues" links to web pages, many of them composed by Dr. Garrett, discussing or outlining specific moral controversies. Specific moral controversies treated include (but are not limited to) topics such as Abortion, Environmental Ethics, Racism, and War. Most of these pages summarize arguments found elsewhere in the vast literature of ethics and are provided primarily as a quick introduction to important (not necessarily correct) views.
"Info for Papers" will contain instructions and guidelines for the composition of major papers that will be due during the semester.
Are you having problems? The "Frequently Asked Questions" page in which the instructor responds to common concerns regarding the course, instructor-student interactions, and the use of the web site. Take a look at the list of questions at the start of the semester and consult the answers as needed. (This is a new feature and will probably be substantially improved as additional FAQ's are identified.)