PHL*102*11 Description


Contemporary Moral Issues


This course will introduce students to the basic ideas behind the major ethical theories in Western Philosophy by studying their application to numerous moral issues, problems, and controversies in our time. Possible topics for discussion and writing assignments include but are not limited to: moral consideration of animals and the environment, respect for biodiversity, population and consumption, pollution, climate change, responsibilities to future generations, corporate social responsibility, workplace ethics, advertising ethics, whistleblowing, engineering ethics, cyber ethics, the ethics of globalization, the ethics of war, euthanasia, medical experimentation on human subjects, the physician-patient relationship, health care and social justice, reproductive assistance technology, and eugenics.