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Walter S. Clifton
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 will cover contemporary moral issues, such as abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, animal rights, and the environment. The course will also present several competing ethical theories, such as utilitarianism, deontological theory, virtue ethics, ethical egoism, and Rawlsian theory. TEXT: Ethics: History, Theory, and Contemporary Issues; Steven M. Cahn and Peter Markie, eds.

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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: 04/27/2012