PHIL 402 - Undergraduate Seminar in Philosophy
Section: 001 Ethics and Mental Development
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Requirements & Distribution:
Enforced Prerequisites:
Philosophy concentrators only.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

With luck, human beings go through a nice long period of gestation and childhood, and later a nice long period of decline and death. We'll discuss a wide variety of problems that come out of this--special ones that don't also arise about normal in-between-aged adults. How do (normal or abnormal) minds develop and (apparently) unravel? How can we understand the intermediate states as they do so? Is there consciousness before birth or after death? Do we need special ethical principles or stances to cover the treatment of future generations, fetuses, parents, juvees, the dying, and past generations? How do or should (one's views about) one's past development and future demise shape how one leads (or views) one's life in the meantime? As for workload, you'll write 'til your arms fall off: it's expected that this course will satisfy the Upper Limb-loss Writing Requirement.

PHIL 402 - Undergraduate Seminar in Philosophy
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
M 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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