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Is abortion wrong? Should we eat animals? What is our responsibility to the world’s poor? This course will encourage you to examine your ethical beliefs on topics relevant to the ancient question posed by Socrates: “How am I to live?”
Objectivity in ethics
The role of reasoning in ethics
The main ethical theories
Brain death and persistent vegetative state
Drawing distinctions in the end of life decisions
Life and death decisions for infants
Voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide
Why should we act ethically?
- Peter Singer - University Center for Human Values
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