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Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 
Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 [Archived Catalog]

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PHIL 2500 - Bioethics

This course involves a philosophical analysis of some of the basic moral issues raised by recent and anticipated developments in the areas of biology and medicine. The general question “What are moral problems, and how does one resolve them?” is examined in the context of concrete cases involving issues such as abortion, euthanasia, organ transplants, experimentation on human patients, cloning, genetic engineering, behavior control and modification.

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Cross Listed: Cross-listed as STSH 2310. Students cannot obtain credit for both this course and STSH 2310.

Credit Hours: 4

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