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November 24, 2022

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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.

Course Curriculum

    • Hedonism Unlimited
    • Desire satisfaction and the good Unlimited
    • Objective goods Unlimited
    • Immortality Unlimited
    • Three moral theories Unlimited
    • Animal rights Unlimited
    • Consuming animals Unlimited
    • The value of nature Unlimited
    • Environmentalism Unlimited
    • The distant needy Unlimited
    • Famine relief Unlimited
    • Addressing structural injustice Unlimited
    • Racism: attitudes and structures Unlimited
    • Racist speech Unlimited
    • Hate speech Unlimited
    • Free speech and pornography Unlimited
    • Pornography and equality Unlimited
    • Sexual morality Unlimited
    • Gay and lesbian marriage Unlimited

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology