Faculty of Arts

PHIL 317

Ethical Issues in Biotechnology

Please note: this is archived course information from 2012 for PHIL 317.


A discussion of ethical issues arising from developments in biotechnology, such as reproductive and genetic technologies. It will focus particularly on the perceived need for social control of individual choice and action in using these technologies, and the difficulties of justifying such restrictions or agreeing on appropriate constraints in a morally pluralist society.

Availability 2012

Not taught in 2012




PHIL 317: 15.0 points


Any 30 points at Stage II in Philosophy, or SOCSCIPH 200 and 15 points in Philosophy at Stage II, or PHIL 260 and either HISTORY 240 or SCIGEN 201


PHIL 227

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