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Evolution and Ethics

PHIL 279
Fall 2006 not offered
Crosslisting: SISP 279
Certificates: Informatics and Modeling

With the map of the human genome complete, we stand with a foot already in the genomic era. Scientific knowledge of how genes work will enable us to cure and prevent diseases and perhaps shape some of the most important biological characteristics of the human beings we bring into existence. How should these scientific advances in genetics affect our understanding of distributive justice, equality of opportunity, the rights and obligations of parents, the meaning of disability, the role of the concept of human nature in ethical theory and practice, and other issues?

Essential Capabilities: Ethical Reasoning
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA PHIL
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: PHIL212 OR PHIL215
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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