Course Schedule - Summer Semester 2022

     

PHIL 166 901 (CRN: 30929)

ETHICS IN PANDEMICS

Long Title: ETHICS IN PANDEMICS
Department: Philosophy
Instructor: Pinto Talero, Daniel E.
Meeting: 7:00PM - 9:00PM TWR FULLY ONLINE (5-JUL-2022 - 12-AUG-2022) 
Session: Summer Block C2 (6 Wk)
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Method of Instruction: Online
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 45
Section Enrolled: 26
Enrollment data as of: 19-AUG-2022 7:01AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: No Final Exam
 
Description: In this course, we will grapple with a wide variety of questions raised by the coronavirus pandemic. What are our duties to others in a time of crisis? On what basis should scarce medical resources be deployed? What is the appropriate role for individuals, and for the government? How do we weigh the values of life and health against other values? And so on. Readings will include both works of professional philosophers and contemporary popular writings on the pandemic.