Course Description

Philosophy

PHIL 110 Introduction to Philosophy (3)

Rodney Peffer

peffer@sandiego.edu 

CRN 10                     Limit 32
M-Th (& Fri. 1/5)       5:30 – 8:45 p.m.       KIPJ-215

A basic orientation course treating the principal problems of philosophy, such as knowledge, human nature, values, nature, God, etc. A historical approach may also be used as a means of further clarification of the topics being discussed. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Friday, December 15.

 

PHIL 331 Biomedical Ethics (3)

Gary Jones

garyj@SanDiego.edu

CRN 11       Limit 25
M-F            1 – 3:50 p.m.        KIPJ-215

A systematic examination of ethical principles as they apply to issues in medicine and scientific research, that is: mercy killing; abortion; experimentation on human subjects; allocation of scarce medical resources; organ transplants; and behavior modification. Moral obligations connected with the roles of nurse, doctor, etc., will receive special attention. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Friday, December 15.

PHIL 340 Ethics of War and Peace (3)

Mark Wood

mwoods@sandiego.edu 

CRN 12            Limit 25
M-F                 9 - 11:50 a.m.       KIPJ-214

Normative ethics applied to moral questions of war and peace, such as: Can war ever be justified? If so, what are the moral constraints upon the conduct of war? How can peace be attained? What do pacifists and others offer as non-violent alternatives to armed conflict? Other topics might include terrorism, humanitarian interventions, nuclear warfare and deterrence, and war crimes. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Friday, December 15.


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