24.02 Moral Problems and the Good Life (MIT)
24.02 Moral Problems and the Good Life (MIT) 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.
- Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Language: English
- Author: Haslanger, Sally
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- Tags: pleasure, desire, satisfaction, objectivity, environmentalism, animal rights, immortality, egoism, skepticism, relativism, toleration, utilitarianism, deontology, virtue, moral theory, global justice, equality, social justice, race, gender, poverty, sex, welfare, freedom, death penalty, gay marriage, sexuality, pornography, free speech, hate speech, equality,
- Course Publishing Date: Jun 15, 2009