Bioethics (PHIL 165 Section 001)

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Instructor: Ryan Preston-Roedder. This course meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 – 3:50 p.m. in Hanes Art Center 121, with a recitation on Fridays.

The practice of medicine and the development of health care policy raise ethical questions that are both theoretically challenging and practically important: Is abortion permissible?  When are doctors permitted to deceive their patients?  Should organ donors be allowed to sell transplantable organs?  What norms should guide our treatment of humans and animals in medical research?  Drawing on core work in moral theory, we will try to answer these and related questions.

Ryan Preston-Roedder’s webpage