Not available in 2013
A systematic study of a major problem or major theme or major philosopher or group of philosophers, focused on value theory, ethics, socio-political philosophy.
|Objectives||Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate:
1) Knowledge and familiarity with the approaches taken and issues addressed by philosophers in the area of ethical theory
(2) Critical skills to deal with these issues and employ these approaches in their thinking about a range of topics in applied ethics.
|Content||The course will examine the relationship between ethical theory and practice. Some central ethical theories will be introduced, including utilitarianism, duty-based theories, and accounts of the moral importance of the person. These will be discussed in connection with a number of practical moral issues. Practical topics that may be discussed include abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, informed consent, medical experimentation and new reproductive technologies.|
|Replacing Course(s)||PHIL3830 Applied Ethics|
|Transition||Students who have successfully completed PHIL3830 are not permitted to enrol in PHIL2830|
|Assumed Knowledge||10 units of PHIL courses at 1000 level, or 40 units of any courses at any level.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|