PHIL 196 - First Year Seminar
Section: 002 The Scope of Rights
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

We will begin by considering some philosophical discussions of moral rights. We will then turn our attention to the conditions that ground these rights. We will focus, first, on the right to life. If anyone has this right, then we do. But are we the only ones? What about plants? nonhuman animals? humans with seriously compromised mental abilities? human fetuses? humans in a persistent vegetative state? In exploring these questions, we will also consider the more general right not to be harmed. We will finish up by asking whether there are things we can do to forfeit our moral rights — even our right to life. Assignments will include papers and one oral presentation.

PHIL 196 - First Year Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
44707
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5Y1
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
44708
Open
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3Y1
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
37223
Closed
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