Philosophy 2

Fall 2022

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
2 Individual Morality and Social Justice Frick MWF 10-11 Valley Life Sci 2040

This course aims to introduce you to a range of philosophical debates in clinical and population-level bioethics. Among the topics in clinical bioethics that we will discuss are

· Abortion

· Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia

· Pre-commitment in bioethics

· Genetic enhancement

· The Non-Identity Problem

In population-level bioethics, questions we will discuss include

· The concept of disability

· The measurement and valuation of health

· Cost-effectiveness and disability-discrimination

· Bioethics in a Time of Pandemic: Quarantine, Triage, Drug Trials

· Health inequalities and justice

· Personal and social responsibility for health

· Paternalism, nudges, and incentives

· Standards of care in clinical trials in the US and abroad.