Philosophical consideration of some of the main moral problems of modern society and civilization, such as abortion, euthanasia, war, and capital punishment. Topics vary.
In this course, we will investigate a number of controversial moral issues from a philosophical perspective. The goals of the course are three-fold: (1) to introduce students to the fundamentals of philosophical thinking, (2) to familiarize students with several basic ethical theories, and (3) to engage students in critical reflection about a number of contemporary moral problems, including (but not necessarily limited to) terrorism and civil liberties, welfare and social justice, animal rights, and environmental ethics.
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