PHIL 1342 920
Bioethics is short for biomedical ethics, which refers to the study of moral decision-making in the context of medical practice and science. Examples of bioethical questionsinclude: What is disease? What rules should guide medical practices in the doctors office,in the public sphere, or on a global arena? Are euthanasia, surrogacy, abortion, or humangenetic enhancement morally permissible? In this survey course, we will be concernedwith how moral principles inform decisions about our lives, our healthcare, and our deaths,and we will consider how these biological aspects of our lives inform moral principles inturn.
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