24.06[J] Bioethics

Class Info

Considers ethical questions that have arisen from the growth of biomedical research and the health-care industry since World War II. Should doctors be allowed to help patients end their lives? If so, when and how? Should embryos be cloned for research and/or reproduction? Should parents be given control over the genetic make-up of their children? What types of living things are appropriate to use as research subjects? How should we distribute scarce and expensive medical resources? Draws on philosophy, history, and anthropology to show how problems in bioethics can be approached from a variety of perspectives.

This class has no prerequisites.

24.06[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by V. Urbanek and N. Schüll.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-H.

In the Spring 2015 Subject Evaluations, 24.06[J] was rated 5.4 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Bioethics site.

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