Middlebury

PHIL 0156

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.
Subject:
Philosophy
Department:
Philosophy
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
PHL
Equivalent Courses:
INTD 0198
RELI 0298 *
INTD 0298
PHIL 0198
PHIL 0206

Sections in Fall 2016

Fall 2016

PHIL0156A-F16 Lecture (Besser)
PHIL0156X-F16 Discussion (Besser)
PHIL0156Y-F16 Discussion (Besser)
PHIL0156Z-F16 Discussion (Besser)