View the video for Argument Mapping, taught by Adam Elga and Simon Cullen.
What, if anything, do we owe the global poor? Do non-human animals have rights? Is free will possible in a deterministic world, and if it is not, are we ever morally responsible for our actions? These are some of the toughest, most pressing questions in practical ethics and metaphysics. Philosophers have addressed these questions by producing subtle, intricate, and often beautiful arguments. This course teaches students to think like a philosopher — to strip an argument presented in prose to its bare essentials and produce a visual map that displays its structure plainly.