24.06J | Spring 2009 | Undergraduate



The handouts in this section were created by one of the Teaching Assistants for this course, Daniel Hagen, and are used with permission.

Ending life
R1 Euthanasia (PDF)
R2 Killing vs. letting die (PDF)
R3 Withdrawal of life support and the ICU (PDF)
Beginning life
R4 Neonatal dilemmas and personal identity (PDF)
R5 The morality and legality of abortion (PDF)
R6 The obligations of pregnancy and Thomson on abortion (PDF)
Optimizing life
R7 The non-identity problem (PDF)
R8 From eugenics to genetic engineering (PDF)
R9 Enhancing, treating, and cheating (PDF)
Valuing life
R10 The political economy of organs (PDF)
R11 Utilitarianism (PDF)
R12 Rationing health care and valuing lives (PDF)
Regulating life
R13 Rights, responsibilities, and public health (PDF)

Course Info

Learning Resource Types
Written Assignments