Summer Courses 2012





Biomedical Ethics

Term: 
Summer 2013
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
PHILOSOPHY (PHIL)
Course Number: 
PHIL 072 910
Day(s): 
Monday
Day(s): 
Tuesday
Day(s): 
Wednesday
Day(s): 
Thursday
Instructor: 

ANTHONY, COLLIN J

Primary Program: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Course Description: 

In contemporacy bioethics, we find ourselves grappling with practically important, and at the same time, philosophically fundamental questions such as: How should we allocate resources among patients? When should we not use knowledge that comes from genetic research? When and how can humans and animals be used as experimental subjects? Do non-human animals/species/ecosystems have intrinsic value? In this course we will examine these important issues in bioethics, supplementing our discussions with case studies from contemporary scientific literature. We will look into these real-world cases and examine how bioethical theory can be used to tackle the problems they present.

Syllabus: 

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