A critical survey of current issues and the role of philosophy in attempts to resolve them. Recent topics have included: sexual morality, pornography and the law, capital punishment, sexism and racism, extraordinary treatment for the terminally ill, abortion, church and state, and nuclear war and disarmament.

Prerequisites: None

Frequency: Several sections of Philosophy 106 are usually offered each semester.

Achievement-Centered Education (ACE): Philosophy 106 fulfills Student Learning Outcomes 8 and 9.

Comprehensive Education Program: Philosophy 106 meets the Humanities ES requirement, and is also an IS course.