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NUPHIL 1180Ronald SandlerFall

PHIL 1180 Chapter Notes - Chapter The Upshot: Shortgrass Prairie, Biocoenosis, Land Ethic

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Ecological: limitation on freedom of action in the struggle for existence symbioses. Premise: the individual is a member of a community of interdepende
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NUPHIL 1180Ronald SandlerFall

PHIL 1180 Chapter Notes - Chapter Socolo : Nimby, Incandescent Light Bulb, Tillage

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NUPHIL 1165Professor Ian SullivanFall

PHIL 1165 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Organ Donation, Disclose, P. F. Strawson

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Patient responsibilities: good communication - honesty. Disclose if previous treatments are continuing or reconsider a new plan. Meet financial obligat
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NUPHIL 1165Professor Ian SullivanFall

PHIL 1165 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Suicide Attempt, Preference Utilitarianism, The Slippery Slope

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When killing is, and is not, wrong. Human vs other species w/ similar intellectual capacity. Cannot assume that to be human is to give one a right to l
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NUPHIL 1165Professor Ian SullivanFall

PHIL 1165 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Professional Responsibility, Implied Consent, Assisted Suicide

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Purpose: to allow patient to feel comfortable sharing (full disclosure) Patient threatens to harm themselves or others. Medical professionals involved
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NUPHIL 1165Professor Ian SullivanFall

PHIL 1165 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, Deontological Ethics

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Make their own decisions (recommended by physician) Courtesy, respect, dignity, responsiveness, attention to needs. All necessary info in a timely mann
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NUPHIL 1165Professor Ian SullivanFall

PHIL 1165 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Impossible Princess, Conscientious Objector, Principle Of Double Effect

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General argument: genuinely futile treatments don"t have to be administered. Emphasis on reviewing process of futility determination. If hcps had autho
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NUPHIL 1165Professor Ian SullivanFall

PHIL 1165 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Morphine, Best Interests, Organ Donation

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Traditionally: death=cardiopulmonary; when heart and lungs don"t function. Technology prolonged heartbeat and respiration after brain. Increased intere
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NUPHIL 1165David J.EtlinFall

PHIL 1165 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Professional Ethics, Plastic Surgery, Institute For Operations Research And The Management Sciences

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Hippocratic oath: of medical profession moral rules; eg. suicide) Focus on generic moral rules (few obligations/prohibitions) Eg. athletes can"t take s
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NUPHIL 1165David J.EtlinFall

PHIL 1165 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Bioethics, Primum Non Nocere, Kantianism

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Moral theory: prove account of morality/ provide ethics theory. Practical/applied ethics: justify particular way of living and resolutions to moral con
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NUPHIL 1180Meyer MichaelFall

PHIL 1180 Chapter Notes - Chapter 50-51: Paul Sears, Limnology, Public Knowledge

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NUPHIL 1180Meyer MichaelFall

PHIL 1180 Chapter Notes - Chapter 48: Paul Shepard, Virtual Reality

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Paul shepard: virtually hunting reality in the forests of simulacra. Our representations of the world are always interpretations: reality is invented b
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