PHIL 356 - Issues in Bioethics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
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:

Many different issues fall under the heading “bioethics”: What is the proper doctor-patient relationship? Are (most/some) abortions morally permissible? Should euthanasia be legal? How is it appropriate to allocate scarce medical resources? Should people be permitted to sell their organs? Should they be permitted (and even encouraged) to use biomedical technologies to control their own characteristics, or those of their children? In attempting to answer these questions, we confront many others. We are forced, for example, to consider the nature and value of autonomy, the distinction between sickness and health, the obligation to refrain from harming others and to help those in need. Students taking this class will be encouraged to think through these issues (and many others) for themselves, while engaging with a wide range of philosophical opinion.

Course Requirements:

Students will be expected to read articles on the subject, take tests, and write two papers.

Intended Audience:

This course is open to all students. No knowledge of philosophy will be presupposed.

Class Format:

2hrs of lecture & 2hrs of discussion/wk

PHIL 356 - Issues in Bioethics
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27627
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
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27628
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
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30423
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TuTh 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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30426
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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30427
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TuTh 5:00PM - 6:00PM
008 (DIS)
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30428
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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30429
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TuTh 6:00PM - 7:00PM
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