Philosophy of Medicine (PHIL*2030) | College of Arts

Philosophy of Medicine (PHIL*2030)

Code and section: PHIL*2030*01

Term: Fall 2018

Instructor: Shannon Buckley


Medicine is a philosophical, not merely a practical, empirical enterprise. This course covers philosophical concepts which are widely used to evaluate health and health-practices include: autonomy, consent, mind, will, rights, harm, fairness, dignity, truth and even `health' itself. Issues central to health and health care practice include: the nature of professional-client relationships, genetic counseling, passive and active euthanasia, pharmacology and behaviour modification, resource allocation, and the special set of issues raised by reproductive technologies.

Pre-Requisite(s):             2.00 credits or (1 of PHIL*1000, PHIL*1010, PHIL*1050)

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