PHIL 301 B: Intermediate Topics in Philosophy

Meeting Time: 
TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
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Christopher Schimke

Additional Details:

This course is a survey of various perspectives on the ethics of human reproduction and the family. We will explore this topic in three stages. First, we will consider what moral obligations one might have with respect to the act of reproduction itself. Second, we will consider the morality of possible technological interventions into the reproductive process. Third, we will consider what moral obligations are generated by the act of creating new human beings. We will move through each of these stages by analyzing various moral issues such as anti-natalism, abortion, genetic engineering, and parental and filial obligation. Through our examination of these issues, we will gain a deeper understanding of moral rights, the nature and moral significance of harm, and the value of human existence.

Catalog Description: 
Philosophical topics at the intermediate level. Content varies each quarter, depending on instructor.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Writing (W)
Last updated: 
September 17, 2021 - 3:58pm