Spring 2008

Doing the Right Thing

Listed in: Philosophy, as PHIL-01


Jyl Gentzler (Section 01)


A primary objective of this course is to develop analytic tools for making thoughtful moral decisions in our own lives and for evaluating policies and decisions made by others. Equally, this course offers students the opportunity to become effective and eloquent writers. The particular moral problems that we consider will depend in part on the interests of the members of the seminar. They may include problems raised by the practices of international aid, abortion, euthanasia, affirmative action, capital punishment, eating animals, sex, parenting, war, and terrorism Admission with consent of the instructor. Limited to 12 students. Second semester. Professor Gentzler.