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PHIL 235 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

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
PHIL 235 001Web-Oriented Course1 Mon Wed Fri15:0016:00

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.