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Jeramy S. Gee
PHIL 102
Seattle Campus

Contemporary Moral Problems

Philosophical consideration of some of the main moral problems of modern society and civilization, such as abortion, euthanasia, war, and capital punishment. Topics vary.

Class description

This course is an introduction to moral philosophy through an examination of some contemporary moral issues. We will learn about different normative theories like Kantian Deontology, Utilitarianism, and Virtue Ethics as we examine moral issues surrounding topics ranging from censorship, war, the environment, and poverty. Students will have the opportunity to critically evaluate what others have argued with regard to these topics as well as construct their own arguments and evaluate their own beliefs.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Annette R. Bernier
Date: 11/12/2009