Instructor Info:
Name: ANDERSON, SCOTT ALLEN
Office Telephone: (6048224769
Email: scott.anderson@ubc.ca
Taught Sections:
Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Section Comments
 PHIL 230 002Web-Oriented Course2 Mon Wed Fri14:0015:00

I will produce a video-recorded lecture in lieu of class on most Mondays of the term; students do not need to be available to meet on Mondays. I will produce a video-recorded lecture for some Wednesdays, but some Wednesdays will be synchronous class discussions, which will be recorded. All Fridays will involve synchronous discussions and sometimes exercises during class time. Students who are in variant time zones may be assigned to meet with other students in similar time zones and/or sometimes with the TA at times other than during the normal class meeting time to engage in class discussion and exercises. Participation is not evaluated in this course, though strongly encouraged.

 PHIL 335 001Web-Oriented Course2 Mon Wed Fri12:0013:00

I will produce a video-recorded lecture in lieu of class on most Mondays of the term; students do not need to be available to meet on Mondays. Most Wednesdays and Fridays will involve synchronous lectures and discussions and sometimes exercises during class time. Students who are in variant time zones may be assigned to meet with other students in similar time zones and/or sometimes with the TA at times other than during the normal class meeting time to engage in class discussion and exercises. Participation is not evaluated in this course, though strongly encouraged.

FullPHIL 431 001Seminar1 Tue14:0017:00

This course will focus on two distinct but related topics in social/political philosophy: the nature, significance, and role of solidarity in society and politics; and the problem of complicity, which we may say involves acting for purposes that are benign or laudable but doing so in league with others whose larger interests are at odds with one's own, and possibly quite bad. Both concepts are difficult and deserve sustained attention, but the combination of them shows some deeper tensions in how to think about the pros and cons of acting collectively.

COVID-19 notice: This course will be taught entirely online. Online lectures will be posted to the course's Canvas page early each week. During the scheduled meeting time, students will be expected to participate in a discussion section, perhaps every week, perhaps every other week, that will last 30-90 minutes, depending on the topic and week. For students who are living in time zones for which it is not feasible to appear in real time during the scheduled meeting time, I will endeavor to schedule alternative student discussion group times that allow those in that group to meet simultaneously at a different time, either once a week or perhaps every other week. Students will be expected to meet and work less formally in smaller groups of peers at various times over the semester to develo and ~

p presentations to be recorded or written, and shared with other students in the seminar. Organizing such meetings to prepare presentations will be done by the students at times when all are able to participate.