Philosophy 106

Fall 2022

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
106 Bioethics: Clinical and Population-Level Frick MW 6:30-8 Dwinelle 88

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 • The ethics of killing • 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. As taught this semester, Phil 106 satisfies the ethics requirement for the Philosophy major and minor.