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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?”

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Syllabus

Week 1
Objectivity in ethics
The role of reasoning in ethics

Week 2
The main ethical theories

Week 3
Brain death and persistent vegetative state
Abortion

Week 4
Abortion
Drawing distinctions in the end of life decisions

Week 5
Life and death decisions for infants
Voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide

Week 6
Altruism

Week 7
Altruism

Week 8
Altruism
Climate change

Week 9
Climate change
Animals

Week 10
Animals

Week 11
Environmental values

Week 12
Why should we act ethically?

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Instructors

  • Peter Singer - University Center for Human Values
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