Ethics (PHIL*2120-01) | College of Arts

Ethics (PHIL*2120-01)

Term: Winter 2013


 This course introduces philosophical reflection on ethics, which is a matter of attempting to arrive at reasoned views on the nature of value and permissible actions. In this introduction we will focus our attention on questions of killing: is it ever permissible to intentionally take the life of another person? We will look at this question from different philosophical perspectives and in the context of different practical scenarios such as abortion, euthanasia, and killing in war.