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Fall 2021
Jul 01, 2022
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PHIL 575 - Theories of Medical Ethics
Open to Philosophy, Law, and Medical students, this
seminar will involve a close reading and critique of the most prominent theories in
contemporary medical ethics, including Principlism (Beauchamp & Childress),
Utilitarianism (Singer), Contractualism (Veatch), Foundationalism (Pellegrino &
Thomasma), Casuistry (Jonsen & Toulmin), Continental (Habermas), and Covenantal
approaches (Ramsey; May). The class will be conducted in classical seminar style, with
students assigned to lead the discussions of particular texts. Our interdisciplinary
discussion will exemplify and provide a context for the interdisciplinary nature of the
field. Limited to 25 students. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Philosophy Department

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