PHIL 163.001 – Practical Ethics

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Instructor: Molly Gardner. This course meets MWF 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. in CW 105.

The goal of this course is to equip you with the philosophical methodology and the information you will need in order to make productive contributions to public debates about moral issues. We will begin with some basic logic and some of the fundamental concepts in moral theory. We will then critically examine a variety of issues including abortion, animal rights, punishment, exploitation, and environmental justice. This course has no prerequisites, and it satisfies both the PH general education requirement and the philosophy requirement for the philosophy, politics, and economics minor.