Tompkins Cortland Community College

PHIL201 - Contemporary Moral Issues

An examination of a range of contemporary moral problems and moral theories. Problems for discussion may include patriotism and cosmopolitanism, the rights of the strong and the weak, the moral status of talent and ambition, issues of moral responsibility in light of deterministic theories of brain function, and the relevance of selfhood and sentience for moral dignity. PHIL 201 fulfills the SUNY General Education Humanities requirement. Prerequisites: MATH 090 if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101 and RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Fall and spring semesters.