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PHIL 390 001 (Seminar)
For students in third-year Honours.
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.
Location: VancouverTerm 1
(Sep 03, 2019 to Nov 29, 2019)
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 17, 2019
|Last day to withdraw without a W standing : ||September 17, 2019|
|Last day to withdraw with a W standing |
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
|October 11, 2019|
Note: this section is blocked from registration. Check the comments for details or contact the department for further details.
|Term||Day ||Start Time||End Time||Building||Room||1|| Wed||14:00||17:00||Buchanan||B310|
|Total Seats Remaining:||12|
|General Seats Remaining:||12|
|Restricted Seats Remaining*:||0|
Topic: Ethics and the future Course Description: Ethics is in some sense intrinsically concerned with the future, insofar as it is, in many respects, devoted to choosing among actions based on the future results they will bring about. However, the future seems to be both hard to predict, and to be changing more quickly than ethics does. So the relevance of traditional ethical approaches to the kinds of ethical questions we face today is open to question and further investigation. In this seminar, we will consider how mainstream normative ethical theories can or can't be used to address some of the looming issues that humanity faces today, such as global warming, technological dystopias, globalization, population pressure, and transhumanism. Topics to be covered include a review of standard normative theories, practi&~ cal reasoning, decisions under uncertainty, obligations to future persons, commensurability of values, and individual and collective responsibility.
|Information for the books required for this section is not available.|