Course Description for Proseminar II: Themes and Methods in Applied Ethics
Proseminar II: Themes and Methods in Applied Ethics
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 offers an advanced study of the methods of applying ethical theory to range of actual issues encountered in the professions, such as physician assisted suicide, cloning, health care reform, human subject research, faith-based initiatives, and corporate responsibility. It addresses the normative dimension of applied ethics and the cognitive unity of applied ethics as a field.