Course Description for Ethics of Sex and Gender
Ethics of Sex and Gender
Prerequisite: Admission to the MA in Practical Philosophy and Applied Ethics OR admission to the Graduate Certificate in Applied Ethics OR permission of the Philosophy Graduate Coordinator. This course will explore ethical dimensions of sex and gender and the gendered dimensions of ethical thought and practice. We will ask whether women and men approach moral problems differently and whether women's traditional concerns, such as child care, can enhance ethical theory. We will also consider how "feminist ethics" has been altered by the perspectives of women in different social locations. We also address practical ethical issues related to sex and gender, such as reproductive technologies, prostitution, and militarism. We will explore each of these topics from a variety of both masculine and feminine perspectives.