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Adam Daniel Moore
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 the basic issues, disputes, and methods of traditional and contemporary moral philosophy. As we move through different issues in applied ethics we will learn about normative ethical theory Utilitarianism, Kantianism, Virtue Ethics, etc. Issues that may be covered include: animal rights, helping the poor, environmental ethics, euthanasia, abortion, genetic enhancement, intellectual property, and privacy. TEXT: No Textbook required. Course articles will be posted on e-course reserves.

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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: 01/31/2013