Units of study

PHIL2617 - Practical Ethics

Summer Late, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: MacIntosh Stewart

Description

This unit draws on contemporary moral philosophy to shed light on some of the most pressing practical, ethical questions of our time, including euthanasia, abortion, surrogacy, censorship, animal rights, genetic testing and cloning and environmental ethics. By the end of the unit, students should have a good understanding of these practical ethical issues; and, more crucially, be equipped with the conceptual resources to think through new ethical questions and dilemmas as they arise in their personal and professional lives.

Assessments

1x2500wd essay (40%), tutorial participation (10%), tutorial presentation (10%) and 1x2000wd take-home exam (40%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points

Prohibitions

PHIL2517

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

PHIL2617

Lecture 1

           
1 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 6

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

PHIL2617

Lecture 2

           
2 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 6

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