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PHIL 453 - The Ethics of Aggregation (3)


This course looks closely at ethical decisions involving trade-offs, where each decision has a cost, as in the case of a runaway trolley that is going to kill people no matter what you do, but you can decide how many. In such cases should we always do the thing that saves the most lives, or is it unfair to think that the numbers alone determine the ethical issue? Are all lives worth the same, and does this force us to think that only the numbers count? Recommended Preparation: PHIL 150 , PHIL 152 , PHIL 350 , or PHIL 355 .

Grading: Graded/Pass Fail/Audit
Course ID: 102868
Consent: No Special Consent Required
Components: Lecture
Prerequisite/Corequisite: You must have completed one course in PHIL with a grade of 'C' or better.



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