Honors Colloquium: Ethics of Life and Death, Autumn 1995

Instructor: Richard Lee
Course number: Philosophy 3923H
Times: TT 12:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Room: MAIN 422
Brief Description:
There are serious moral issues surrounding questions of life and death. Topics that immediately come to mind are suicide, abortion, euthanasia, and capital punishment. These moral issues will be addressed together with principles of ethics central to these debates: Is human life ethically more valuable than the life of non-human animals? Is there a morally relevant distinction between killing someone and allowing someone to die? Students must have the consent of the Honors Director to enroll.
Louis P. Pojman, editor, Life and Death: A Reader in Moral Problems (Jones and Bartlett, 1993)
Jonathan Glover, Causing Death and Saving Lives (Penguin, 1977)

Other Information:

Richard Lee, rlee@comp.uark.edu, last modified: 31 October 1995