Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Philosophy
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
19053 PHL 103 CONTEMPORARY MORAL PROBLEMS Summer 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MTWR 900 1200 LATT 531
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
6
Section Cap     
No Cap
Class Info: MAY 18 - JUNE 15
Instructors: BADDORF M
Description: In this course we will give sustained examination to critical moral controversies. When, if ever, if abortion morally permissible? How should civil liberties and concerns about safety from terrorism be reconciled? What moral duties do we incur in the face of climate change? Other likely topics include war, affirmative action, sexual ethics, and the limits of free speech, as well (time permitting) as topics selected by students. For each issue, we will work to understand the best arguments offered by ethicists from a variety of perspectives. Students will develop their abilities to critically read moral philosophy and write argumentatively.
Clusters: H1INT007, H1PH001, H1PHL001, H1PHL002, H1PHL003, H1PHL004, H1SUS001, N1SUS001, S1PSC010, S1SUS001

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
61361 PHL 103 CONTEMPORARY MORAL PROBLEMS Spring 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 940 1055 DEWEY 2162
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
58
Section Cap     
80
Instructors: FITZPATRICK W
Final Exam Schedule: DEWEY 2162 on 0507 at 1600
Description: An introduction to moral philosophy as applied to current topics. Some questions to be explored: Is torture morally permissible in the fight against terrorism? Is it okay to destroy embryos for stem cell research? Can abortion sometimes be justified? How? Is active euthanasia ever permissible? Is capital punishment justifiable in principle? In practice? How far does our moral duty to aid distant strangers extend? What sorts of political and socioeconomic principles are morally justifiable? Do animals have moral rights? How should we understand the meaning and value of life and death? We will also explore related general questions: Is it always possible for a good enough end to justify bad means? What is the relation, if any, between morality and religion? Are there objective facts about right or wrong, or is morality ultimately subjective or relative to cultures or times? Are there situations in which every available action is wrong?
Coursework/Exams: Two papers (4-5 pages each). Midterm and final exams.
Clusters: H1INT007, H1PH001, H1PHL001, H1PHL002, H1PHL003, H1PHL004, H1SUS001, N1SUS001, S1PSC010, S1SUS001

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
63228 PHL 103 MORAL PROBLEMS Fall 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 940 1055 DEWEY 2162
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
49
Section Cap     
75
Instructors: FITZPATRICK W
Description: An introduction to moral philosophy as applied to current topics. Some questions to be explored: Is torture morally permissible in the fight against terrorism? Is it okay to destroy embryos for stem cell research? Can abortion sometimes be justified? How? Is active euthanasia ever permissible? Is capital punishment justifiable in principle? In practice? How far does our moral duty to aid distant strangers extend? What sorts of political and socioeconomic principles are morally justifiable? Do animals have moral rights? How should we understand the meaning and value of life and death? We will also explore related general questions: Is it always possible for a good enough end to justify bad means? What is the relation, if any, between morality and religion? Are there objective facts about right or wrong, or is morality ultimately subjective or relative to cultures or times? Are there situations in which every available action is wrong?
Clusters: H1INT007, H1PH001, H1PHL001, H1PHL002, H1PHL003, H1PHL004, H1SUS001, N1SUS001, S1PSC010, S1SUS001
Offered: Fall Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
61395 PHL 103 CONTEMPORARY MORAL PROBLEMS Fall 2014 4.0 Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 940 1055 LATT 201
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
75
Section Cap     
75
Instructors: FITZPATRICK W
Final Exam Schedule: LATT 201 on 1219 at 1600
Description: An introduction to moral philosophy as applied to current topics. Some questions to be explored: Is torture morally permissible in the fight against terrorism? Is it okay to destroy embryos for stem cell research? Can abortion sometimes be justified? How? Is active euthanasia ever permissible? Is capital punishment justifiable in principle? In practice? How far does our moral duty to aid distant strangers extend? What sorts of political and socioeconomic principles are morally justifiable? Do animals have moral rights? How should we understand the meaning and value of life and death? We will also explore related general questions: Is it always possible for a good enough end to justify bad means? What is the relation, if any, between morality and religion? Are there objective facts about right or wrong, or is morality ultimately subjective or relative to cultures or times? Are there situations in which every available action is wrong?
Clusters: H1INT007, H1PH001, H1PHL001, H1PHL002, H1PHL003, H1PHL004, H1SUS001, N1SUS001, S1PSC010, S1SUS001