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Andrea Sullivan-Clarke
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, arguments, and methods of traditional and contemporary moral philosophy. As we examine different issues in applied ethics, we will learn about normative ethical theory—Utilitarianism, Kantianism, Virtue Ethics, etc. Issues covered in class include (but are not limited to): punishment, prostitution, licensing parents, animal rights, and abortion. While actively engaging these issues, students will develop their ability to critically reason, become better speakers and critically evaluate their own beliefs and views. TEXT: No Textbook Required.

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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: 04/17/2013