Here's what I suggested the Public Health class look at:
Here's what's been assigned for our class so far, from the syl.:
Today people seemed to vote that they'd like to discuss abortion/stem cell research/cloning (which can all be related in various ways) and/or euthanasia/physician assisted suicide.
Here is a reading on abortion:
James Rachels, "Active and Passive Euthanasia," JAMA
Vaughn, Ch.1, “How To Read Philosophy”
o Vaughn, Ch.2, “How To Read An Argumen
o Rachels, RTD:
2, “Some Basic Points About Arguments,” available here if you don’t yet have the books:http://aphilosopher.googlepages.com/rachels-on-arguments.pdf Ch.
5, “Avoiding Fallacious Reasoning” Vaughn, Ch.
o Rachels, RTD: Ch.1 “A Short Introduction to Moral Philosophy,” available here if you don’t yet have the books:http://aphilosopher.googlepages.com/rachels-intro-to-ethics.pdf Writing assignment: which theory or theories are best and why? 2 pages