PHIL 309: Bioethics

PHIL 309-004: Bioethics
(Fall 2019)

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR

Robinson Hall B368

Section Information for Fall 2019

  • Fulfills the requirement for a course in ethics, social and political philosophy for the philosophy major.

A great many moral issues arise out of our confrontation with our biology. We face questions about bringing new human life into the world, shaping our future children, how to conduct ourselves as patients and clinicians, how race and gender affect health outcomes, planning for old age and incompetency, and, of course, death. This class explores the complex moral dimensions of these questions.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Examines some major moral issues involved in practice and research in medicine and health care. Topics to be chosen from medical experimentation, definition of death, physician-assisted dying, genetics and human reproduction, distribution of scarce resources, fertility, and organ transplants. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Schedule Type: Lecture

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