PHI 171 An Introduction to Ethical Thinking

An introduction into how to develop ethical thinking into a properly philosophical and theoretical enterprise. By taking up such controversial topics as circumcision, cannibalism, vegetarianism, animal and human experimentation, abortion, the right to die, environmental ethics, genocide, and others, students will seek deeper understanding of the challenges of ethical problems and the ways in which philosophers try to solve them through the major ethical theories. Along with an understanding of the primary ethical theories, students will gain an appreciation for the everyday practicality of philosophy.