What is the difference between right and wrong? Or good and evil? What is the good life? What is well-being? What is autonomy?
These are difficult and eternal questions which are central to ethical theory, law, bioethics, and political discussion. To explore these concepts in depth, we will first consider various theories about the nature of value and morality through an introduction to moral philosophy in its various forms, including relativism, virtue, utilitarianism, and more.
Then, given that conceptual foundation, we will examine how we can have deeper and more meaningful discussions about specific, important topics such as misinformation, disinformation, conspiracy theories, medical research on humans and animals, racism, euthanasia and new reproductive technologies.