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PHIL 235 001 (Web-Oriented Course)

Contemporary Moral Issues

Moral issues such as life and death decisions, paternalism, markets, animal welfare, technology, and global justice.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 1 (Sep 08, 2020 to Dec 03, 2020)

Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates

Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading (grading options cannot be changed after this date): September 21, 2020


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : September 21, 2020
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
October 30, 2020

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
1 Mon Wed Fri15:0016:00
Instructor: SOMMERVILLE, BROOKS


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Total Seats Remaining:6
Currently Registered:74
General Seats Remaining:6
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-  Who counts, morally speaking? What should we do about injustice? Do we have moral obligations to people who no longer exist, or who do not yet exist? If so, why? And do we have certain rights against them? This course aims to provide you with the skills to (i) apply philosophical theories to a wide range of contemporary moral issues; (ii) formulate and defend competing positions on these issues; and (iii) evaluate the broader debate. Beyond this, it hopes to make you a better reader and writer of philosophy in general. COVID-19 notice: Please note that students will be expected to participate in one hour of synchronous instruction per week. All remaining elements of instruction will be asynchronous, except for office hours.

Book Summary :
Information for the books required for this section is not available.