PHIL 102 B: Contemporary Moral Problems

Summer Term: 
Meeting Time: 
MTWThF 3:30pm - 5:40pm
SAV 168
Matthew Sample

Syllabus Description:

moral problems syllabus v1.pdf

The contemporary world poses a number of pressing moral challenges, some new and some old, all of which can be considered from a philosophical perspective. This course will present a subset of these problems, including the treatment of non-human animals, global inequalities, climate change, and the societal role of science and technology. Students will be introduced to some basic theories of ethics, the fundamentals of philosophical reasoning and critique, and will be expected to analyze the argumentative content of course readings. The course is designed to be relevant for beginning philosophers and non-philosophers alike, and sources will consist of contemporary media, scholarly articles, and excerpts of philosophical texts.

Catalog Description: 
Philosophical consideration of some of the main moral problems of modern society and civilization, such as abortion, euthanasia, war, and capital punishment. Topics vary. Offered: AWSpS.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Other Requirements Met: 
Last updated: 
April 29, 2016 - 9:22pm