Fall 2008

Contemporary Moral Problems

Listed in: Philosophy, as PHIL-22


Matthew E. Silverstein (Section 01)


In the United States today citizens disagree fiercely about torture, gay marriage, abortion, the role of religion in science and politics, the demands of patriotism, etc. Can we find common ground in shared ethical principles that will allow us to engage in rational debates about these issues rather than in disrespectful shouting matches? This will be our guiding question as we investigate many of the contemporary moral issues that divide us. Limited to 25 students. Fall semester. Professor Silverstein.