PHIL 0206

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.
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
PHIL 0198
PHIL 0156


Fall 2015

PHIL0206A-F15 Lecture (Viner)
PHIL0206X-F15 Discussion (Viner)
PHIL0206Y-F15 Discussion (Viner)
PHIL0206Z-F15 Discussion (Viner)

Spring 2015

PHIL0206A-S15 Lecture (Viner)
PHIL0206X-S15 Discussion (Viner)
PHIL0206Y-S15 Discussion (Viner)
PHIL0206Z-S15 Discussion (Viner)

Fall 2014

PHIL0206A-F14 Lecture (Besser)
PHIL0206X-F14 Discussion (Besser)
PHIL0206Y-F14 Discussion (Besser)
PHIL0206Z-F14 Discussion (Besser)

Spring 2014

PHIL0206A-S14 Lecture (Viner)
PHIL0206X-S14 Discussion (Viner)
PHIL0206Y-S14 Discussion (Viner)
PHIL0206Z-S14 Discussion (Viner)

Fall 2013

PHIL0206A-F13 Lecture (Besser)
PHIL0206X-F13 Discussion (Besser)
PHIL0206Y-F13 Discussion (Besser)
PHIL0206Z-F13 Discussion (Besser)

Fall 2012

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

Fall 2011

PHIL0206A-F11 Lecture (Viner)
PHIL0206X-F11 Discussion (Viner)
PHIL0206Y-F11 Discussion (Viner)
PHIL0206Z-F11 Discussion (Viner)

Fall 2010

PHIL0206A-F10 Lecture (Viner)
PHIL0206X-F10 Discussion (Viner)
PHIL0206Y-F10 Discussion (Viner)
PHIL0206Z-F10 Discussion (Viner)

Spring 2010

PHIL0206A-S10 Lecture (Viner)

Fall 2009

PHIL0206A-F09 Lecture (Viner)
PHIL0206X-F09 Discussion (Viner)
PHIL0206Y-F09 Discussion (Viner)
PHIL0206Z-F09 Discussion (Viner)

Spring 2009

PHIL0206A-S09 Lecture (Viner)

Fall 2008

PHIL0206A-F08 Lecture (Viner)
PHIL0206X-F08 Discussion (Viner)
PHIL0206Y-F08 Discussion (Viner)
PHIL0206Z-F08 Discussion (Viner)

Fall 2007

PHIL0206A-F07 Lecture (Viner)
PHIL0206B-F07 Lecture (Viner)
PHIL0206W-F07 Discussion (Viner)
PHIL0206X-F07 Discussion (Viner)
PHIL0206Y-F07 Discussion (Viner)
PHIL0206Z-F07 Discussion (Viner)

Spring 2007

PHIL0206A-S07 Lecture
PHIL0206X-S07 Discussion
PHIL0206Y-S07 Discussion
PHIL0206Z-S07 Discussion

Fall 2006

PHIL0206A-F06 Lecture (Flynn)
PHIL0206X-F06 Discussion (Flynn)
PHIL0206Y-F06 Discussion (Flynn)
PHIL0206Z-F06 Discussion (Flynn)

Spring 2006

PHIL0206A-S06 Lecture (Spackman)
PHIL0206X-S06 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0206Y-S06 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0206Z-S06 Discussion (Spackman)

Fall 2005

PHIL0206A-F05 Lecture (Flynn)
PHIL0206X-F05 Discussion (Flynn)
PHIL0206Y-F05 Discussion (Flynn)
PHIL0206Z-F05 Discussion (Flynn)

Spring 2005

PHIL0206A-S05 Lecture (Spackman)

Fall 2004

PHIL0206A-F04 Lecture (Flynn)
PHIL0206X-F04 Discussion (Flynn)
PHIL0206Y-F04 Discussion (Flynn)
PHIL0206Z-F04 Discussion (Flynn)

Spring 2004

PHIL0206A-S04 Lecture (Spackman)
PHIL0206B-S04 Lecture (Spackman)

Fall 2003

PHIL0206A-F03 Lecture