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Biomedical Ethics

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Course Number: 
PHIL 072 920
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This course is an introduction to bioethics. Topics may include procreative responsibilities, such as the question of wrongful life, and prenatal moral status, as well as questions of justice related to markets for sperm, eggs and gestation. We may also consider dilemmas at the end of life, including the authority of advance directives, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and the allocation of life-saving therapies.

Programs for every

type of student


Study online,

all summer long


Summer is the best season

to be a Penn student


Penn Summer

3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

(215) 898-7326

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