PHIL 160 - Moral Principles and Problems
Section: 001
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Requirements & Distribution:
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course is divided into two parts: the first is a systematic introduction to the study of ethics; the second is an application of the tools of ethical investigation to specific issues in bioethics. Students will learn to read original philosophical texts carefully and critically, write clear and concise papers, and are encouraged in this process to come to their own reasoned stance on a wide range of ethical issues. Topics in theoretical ethics to be discussed: relativism and divine command theory, duties to future generations, theories of morally obligatory action, and theories of well-being. Topics in bioethics to be discussed: informed consent, genetic enhancement and modification, reproductive ethics, and research ethics (including the ethics of randomized clinical trials and animal research).

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Intended Audience:

All students welcome. No prior experience with Philosophy required.

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PHIL 160 - Moral Principles and Problems
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
10Y1 or Y2
Th 3:00PM - 5:00PM
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ISBN: 9780195320862
The fundamentals of ethics, Author: Russ Shafer-Landau., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2010
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