PHIL2032 - Applied Ethics
Tutor: Dr Sarah Richmond
Duration: 10 weeks
One hour lecture + One hour seminar per week
The course will examine some selected topics in applied ethics. Most, and possibly all, of the following topics will be covered: abortion, euthanasia, animal rights, the regulation of recreational drugs, world hunger, rape and ‘designer babies’. A more general and theoretical lecture will consider the concept of autonomy, as this value is so widely appealed to in this area. Students will be expected to read at least two papers for most topics, to participate actively in the back-up seminar, and to choose one topic for their final assessed essay.
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