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PHIL0206A-F12

Contemporary Moral Issues

Contemporary Moral Issues
We will examine a selection of pressing moral problems of our day, seeking to understand the substance of the issues and learning how moral arguments work. We will focus on developing our analytical skills, which we can then use to present and criticize arguments on difficult moral issues. Selected topics may include world poverty, animal rights, abortion, euthanasia, human rights, just and unjust wars, capital punishment, and racial and gender issues. You will be encouraged to question your own beliefs on these issues, and in the process to explore the limit and extent to which ethical theory can play a role in everyday ethical decision making. 2 hrs.lect., 1 hr. disc.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
90057

Course

PHIL0206

All Sections in Fall 2012

Fall 2012

PHIL0206A-F12 Lecture (Besser-Jones)
PHIL0206X-F12 Discussion (Besser-Jones)
PHIL0206Y-F12 Discussion (Besser-Jones)
PHIL0206Z-F12 Discussion (Besser-Jones)