Fall 2015
    Law No.: LAW9089
    Sched. No.: 115819856

Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)*
Section 03
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Barzun, Charles L.
Bowers, Josh



Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):TBA, - ()
Credits:0Type:Yearlong seminar
Capacity:12 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**
Current Enrollment:12 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**

Course Description:

SPECIAL NOTES REGARDING SESSION DATES/TIMES/ROOM: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Seminars in Ethical Values are designed to enhance students' understanding of ethical issues and address the broader ethical and moral responsibilities of the lawyer as citizen and leader. The seminars are graded on a pass/fail basis; students earn one credit in the spring semester upon successful completion of the seminar.


In this section, we will discuss personhood and privacy in the digital age. What have we gained and what have we lost? To what extent has technology reshaped our identities? How has technology redefined our relationships? What is a virtual relationship? Is it a human relationship? Are humans even required? What is consciousness and when is it achieved? To help answer these and other questions, we will pair episodes of the dystopian British television anthology series, Black Mirror, with the works of such philosophers and writers as John Searle and Alan Turing, and with SUCH films as Solaris (1972), Ex Machina (2015), Her (2013), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Blade Runner (1982), Network (1976), or Ghosts in the Shell (1995). Although we will not require response papers, we will expect every person in the seminar to participate actively in each discussion.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: Attendance at all class sessions is required