PHIL 355 - Contemporary Moral Problems
Winter 2017, Section 001
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHIL 455.
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Normally, we think that people have a right to choose with whom they associate. Morality does not require, for instance, that you marry a certain person, or join a particular club. But on the other hand, choices about which persons or groups to associate with can make a massive difference (positive or negative) for the life prospects of those included or excluded from an association. So there is reason to think that the right to free association can be overridden by other moral considerations. But which ones, and in what kinds of cases?

Our topic may be variously described as the morality of inclusion, cooperation, or free association. Topics may include moral problems associated with immigration, refugees, secession, marriage, and freedom of contract. The central question in all issues considered will be that of whether we are entirely free to exclude or include others from our lives as we wish.


PHIL 355 - Contemporary Moral Problems
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001 (LEC)
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TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM

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