Summer Term Schedule
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An introduction to moral philosophy as applied to today's pressing issues. Some questions to be explored: How should we understand the meaning and value of life and death? What is the relation, if any, between morality and religion? Is morality ultimately subjective or relative to cultures or times, or are moral facts objective? How far does our moral duty to aid distant strangers extend? What sorts of political and socioeconomic principles are morally justifiable? Do animals have moral rights? Is torture morally permissible for the greater good? Is it okay to destroy embryos for scientific progress? Can abortion sometimes be justified?