Religions and Cultures - Contemporary Moral Issues

PHIL 2526  Contemporary Moral Issues


PHIL 2525


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




Students critically engage with a selection of significant moral problems for the individual and society. Topics may include: suicide, intimacy and sexual conduct, euthanasia, politicalcorrectness, fake news, drug use and abuse, racism, artificial intelligence, civil disobedience, capital punishment, and war. Through engagement with such issues, students explore philosophical positions on the possibility and nature of general moral standards. This course may be credited towards Religions & Cultures and Social Welfare & Social Development.

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