Ethical Theories and Issues


PHIL 350

This course is a philosophical study addressing contemporary moral problems including: world hunger, animal rights, abortion, euthanasia, pornography and legalization of drugs. Students read the main ethical concepts of leading philosophers. The latter is applied to and juxtaposed with contrasting views from prominent thinkers on contemporary moral problems. The moral issues studied in this course constitute the substance of political and social debate of our times. While it is not the task of this course to promote any one particular viewpoint, students examine and assess their own views as well as the viewpoints of others with the hope of appreciating the depth and complexity of both the problems and the myriad possible solutions to them. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 123.


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