Possible topics we will cover include, but are not limited to the following: the use of reproductive technologies to select for non-disease characteristics in our children; the abortion debate (including how best to understand the debate: is it about rights? the wrongness of killing? the personhood of the fetus?); if our moral obligations to prevent suffering and death extend globally (say by donating to famine relief rather than taking your partner out to dinner); the morality of euthanasia, i.e., physician assisted suicide; whether the death penalty is an inhumane form of punishment or an effective deterrent; the components of a flourishing, good life; and whether death is a bad thing and, if so, for whom it is bad (the person dying? someone else?).
TEXT: No Textbook Required – Coursepak or online materials.