Moral Justifications - An Experiment

Teaching Philosophy 19 (2):155-165 (1996)

This paper is an outline of a semester long experiment with students in a bioethics course at the College of Staten Island. The experiment traces the complexities students face in moral reasoning. The author recounts the specific moral questions that arose amidst efforts to construct a collaborative list of definitions for terms of moral justification. The project contributed to students’ general knowledge of bioethics and its principles of judgments. The intensive engagement with the principles of moral justification allowed students to grapple with complex moral issues, to research literature for basic terms, and to approach philosophical arguments across the history of philosophy
Keywords Teaching Philosophy
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ISBN(s) 0145-5788
DOI 10.5840/teachphil199619220
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