24.02 Moral Problems and the Good Life

As taught in: Fall 2006




Prof. Sally Haslanger

A homeless man sleeping, a field of flowers behind him.
A homeless man sleeping in a park in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This course covers not only theoretical philosophical topics, but their application in the real world as well, e.g. social justice. (Image courtesy of Gonzalo Sáenz.)

Course Description

This course will focus on issues that arise in contemporary public debate concerning matters of social justice. Topics will likely include: euthanasia, gay marriage, racism and racial profiling, free speech, hunger and global inequality. Students will be exposed to multiple points of view on the topics and will be given guidance in analyzing the moral frameworks informing opposing positions. The goal will be to provide the basis for respectful and informed discussion of matters of common moral concern.
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