During the first few weeks of this course we will be working on philosophical methods and some basic ethical theory. However, I do want to get us thinking about some IT issues as well. So, I will be assigning a few IT related pieces for discussion during these opening weeks. We will start with Jill Lepore's article
You may or may not like what Lepore has to say. But before offering your opinions on her article, be sure you have a clear understanding of her thesis, the conclusion she is arguing for, and how she argues for it. Again, our evaluation of the argument should be based on whether the premises are true and whether they support the conclusion.