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PHIL 676 Medical Ethics: Life and Death Issues

PHIL 676.  Medical Ethics: Life and Death Issues.  3 Credits.   H   

After a brief survey of techniques of moral argument and analysis especially as they pertain to the moral impermissibility of murder, particular moral and conceptual issues relating to death and dying in medical contexts will be addressed. Topics such as abortion, infanticide, suicide, euthanasia, the definition of death, and the right to refuse life-saving medical therapy will be included. Prerequisite: Two courses in biology or consent of instructor.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Philosophy

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In philosophy we ask big, important questions.  While asking such questions is easy, answering them is difficult.  Because these questions are often abstract and vague, it is necessary to use precise reasoning and analysis to clarify what exactly it is we are asking.  Only then can we attempt to develop answers.

Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Languages and Cultures

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...676 International Relations of Asia or POLS 676...524 Chinese Thought or PHIL 506 Chinese Thought...

Minor in Leadership Studies

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...Theory PHIL 671 Feminist Theories in Ethics PHIL 672 History of Ethics PHIL 676 Medical...

Minor in East Asian Languages and Cultures

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/east-asian-languages-cultures/minor/

...676 International Relations of Asia or POLS 676...524 Chinese Thought or PHIL 506 Chinese Thought...