PHIL 356 - Issues in Bioethics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Advisory Prerequisites:
No prerequisites; one philosophy introduction is recommended.
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 356 - Issues in Bioethics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
45190
Open
11
 
1
TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
45191
Open
1
 
-
TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
45192
Open
3
 
-
TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
45193
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
49319
Open
5
 
-
TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
P
49320
Open
2
 
1
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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