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ETHICSOC 19SI: Philosophy of the Covid-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has brought philosophical questions about morality, politics, and bioethics into sharp relief. These include questions about how to balance personal freedom and collective interests, how to allocate medical resources, and issues of justice in the treatment of ¿essential workers,¿ among other topics. This class provides a setting for in-depth, group discussion of these questions and more. It will bring together 10-20 students to read articles, hear from guest lecturers, and deliberate about these issues. The goal is to engage students in philosophy as an accessible, interpersonal practice of questioning concepts and refining our beliefs about the world around us. Prior study of philosophy is not needed. Although rooted in philosophy, this class will examine topics through the lens of economics, public policy, law, psychology, and more. Readings are drawn from both formal texts and thought-pieces/op-eds from mainstream publications. To apply for the class, please fill out this form by Friday September 4th, 2020 at 11:59pm PST https://forms.gle/iqtuQLLRuUv6V5cK7.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1

ETHICSOC 171: Justice (PHIL 171, POLISCI 103, POLISCI 336S, PUBLPOL 103C)

In this course, we explore three sets of questions relating to justice and the meaning of a just society: (1) Liberty: What is liberty, and why is it important? Which liberties must a just society protect? (2) Equality: What is equality, and why is it important? What sorts of equality should a just society ensure? (3) Reconciliation: Are liberty and equality in conflict? If so, how should we respond to the conflict between them? We approach these topics by examining competing theories of justice including utilitarianism, libertarianism/classical liberalism, and egalitarian liberalism. The class also serves as an introduction to how to do political philosophy, and students approaching these topics for the first time are welcome. Political Science majors taking this course to fulfill the WIM requirement should enroll in POLISCI 103.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-EthicReas, WAY-ER

ETHICSOC 172: History of Modern Moral Philosophy (PHIL 172, PHIL 272)

prerequisites: Phil 2 and Phil 80. Grads enroll in 272.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-ER
Instructors: ; Hills, D. (PI)

ETHICSOC 174: Ethics in a Human Life (HUMBIO 174A, PHIL 74A)

Ethical questions pervade a human life from before a person is conceived until after she dies, and at every point in between. This course raises a series of ethical questions, following along the path of a person's life - questions that arise before, during, and after she lives it. We will explore distinctive questions that a life presents at each of several familiar stages: prior to birth, childhood, adulthood, death, and even beyond. We will consider how some philosophers have tried to answer these questions, and we will think about how answering them might help us form a better understanding of the ethical shape of a human life as a whole.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-ER

ETHICSOC 199: Independent Studies in Ethics in Society

May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-15 | Repeatable for credit

ETHICSOC 200A: Ethics in Society Honors Thesis

Limited to Ethics in Society honors students, who must enroll once in 200A, once in 200B, and once in 200C in their senior year. Students enrolling in 200A for less than 3 units must get approval from the faculty director.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-5

ETHICSOC 200B: Ethics in Society Honors Thesis

Limited to Ethics in Society honors students, who must enroll once in 200A, once in 200B, and once in 200C in their senior year. Students enrolling in 200B for less than 3 units must get approval from the faculty director.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-5

ETHICSOC 200C: Ethics in Society Honors Thesis

Limited to Ethics in Society honors students, who must enroll once in 200A, once in 200B, and once in 200C in their senior year. Students enrolling in 200C for less than 3 units must get approval from the faculty director.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-5

ETHICSOC 204: Introduction to Philosophy of Education (EDUC 204)

How to think philosophically about educational problems. Recent influential scholarship in philosophy of education. No previous study in philosophy required.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3
Instructors: ; Cox, G. (PI)
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