PHIL 160 - Moral Principles and Problems
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will focus on moral problems that arise in biomedical ethics. Biomedical ethics is composed of two separate fields: bioethics and medical ethics. Bioethics is the study of the ethics of life (and death), and includes familiar topics such as abortion, cloning, stem cell research, allocation of scarce medical resources, and euthanasia. We shall spend approximately the first two-third of the course on these issues. For the last third of the course, we shall discuss topics in medical ethics, which is concerned with “micro” issues such as the moral underpinnings of doctor-patient relationships as well as “macro” issues such as the structures of medical institutions or the duties that societies have to provide health care for those in need. No previous coursework in philosophy is required for this course and fundamental concepts in moral philosophy (e.g., consequentialism and deontology) will be explained as they become relevant. This is a course on theoretical (as opposed to clinical) bioethics.

PHIL 160 - Moral Principles and Problems
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
49316
Open
11
 
1
TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
49375
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
49376
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
49377
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
49317
Open
5
 
-
TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
P
49318
Closed
0
 
1
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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