PHIL 151 - Philosophical Dimensions of Personal Decisions
Summer 2016, Section 201
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Credits:
2
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Other Course Info:
Students are strongly advised not to take more than two Philosophy Introductions.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

This introductory philosophy class is a systematic investigation of issues that arise when we make decisions about how to lead our lives. After considering the broad question of how to weigh various, sometimes competing considerations (e.g., self-interest vs. the well-being of others) when making decisions, we will consider a series of applied contemporary problems, with a special focus on the ethics of online behavior. Some of the specific topics we will cover include: the ethics of online dating (including dating and deception, and the ethics of online dating when it comes to race); individual and collective responsibility for online harassment and abuse; the ethical implications of consuming pornography; the ethics of non-monogamy; whether and to what extent we are responsible for our implicit attitudes and biases, and so on. Assigned materials for this class will include a mixture of scholarly philosophy readings and relevant popular media resources, such as blog posts, podcast episodes, and videos.

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PHIL 151 - Philosophical Dimensions of Personal Decisions
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