Course

Current Issues in Ethics

Description

This course serves as a general introduction to contemporary debates in applied ethics. Readings will address a variety of current ethical issues facing society. After introducing some widely used moral frameworks (utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue ethics), students will apply the ethical concepts and principles they have learned to real-world situations and concerns, such as end of life care, environmental ethics, hate speech, and privacy. The aim is to enrich understanding of ethics through its practical application, and to fairly weigh and balance ethical perspectives.

Credits

3

Language

en

Faculty

Philosophy

Professor

Rodney Parker

Course code

DPHY 2664

Room number

Zoom

Academic year

2021-22

Semester

Winter

Level

Undergraduate

Time

Tuesday, 5:30p.m.-8:30p.m.