CORE 202-21 (honors): Topics in Ethical Inquiry: 

Frankenstein, Alba and Buddha: Is there an ethics of art?

Fall 2012, T H 5pm - 6:15; YG321

Assoc. Prof. of Art History and Chair, Art Dept.

202 Porterfield; x. 6001; email: rbarris@radford.edu

hours: M 1 - 4; T 1 - 5; others by arrangement




4th plinth and sculpture by Marc Quinn of Alison Lapper, 2005; photo by Chris Steele-Perkins
Jake and Dinos Chapman: Six Feet Under (Sculptural Installation), 1990-1997 

Buddha in the Bamiyan Caves in Afghanistan

Link to course syllabus

Useful materials: “A Format for Ethical Decision Making” 

 What a reading log should contain; the Reading Log Rubric 

(also see article by Woodworth in reference list) 

A sample reading log

Power Point Presentation: Overview of Ethical Theories

A GOOD RESOURCE FOR ARTICLES, IDEAS, CASE STUDIES, ETC. ON ETHICS: THE MARKULA CENTER FOR APPLIED ETHICS

The Ethical Criticism of Art: Key Questions

excerpt from A BRAVE NEW WORLD

connect to the Fundamentals of Ethics website

DUE DATES FOR ASSIGNMENTS

Ayn Rand reading

Kant reading

Introductory Power Point

Chapter 11 powerpoint

chapter 12 powerpoint

Reading log rubric and Kant pp

DISTURBING ART SLIDE SHOW

Essay rubric/guidelines

newspaper articles related to the Hide and Seek show of 2010/11

Elgin marbles: the position of the British Museum

a comprehensive site on the "Parthenon Marbles"