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21A.302J Dilemmas in Bio-Medical Ethics: Playing God or Doing Good? (MIT) 21A.302J Dilemmas in Bio-Medical Ethics: Playing God or Doing Good? (MIT)

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This course is an introduction to the cross-cultural study of biomedical ethics, examining moral foundations of the science and practice of Western biomedicine through case studies of abortion, contraception, cloning, organ transplantation and other issues. It evaluates challenges that new medical technologies pose to the practice and availability of medical services around the globe, and to cross-cultural ideas of kinship and personhood. Also discussed are critiques of the biomedical tradition from anthropological, feminist, legal, religious, and cross-cultural theorists. This course is an introduction to the cross-cultural study of biomedical ethics, examining moral foundations of the science and practice of Western biomedicine through case studies of abortion, contraception, cloning, organ transplantation and other issues. It evaluates challenges that new medical technologies pose to the practice and availability of medical services around the globe, and to cross-cultural ideas of kinship and personhood. Also discussed are critiques of the biomedical tradition from anthropological, feminist, legal, religious, and cross-cultural theorists.

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21A.302 | 21A.302 | WGS.271 | WGS.271 | bio-medical ethics | bio-medical ethics | medical technologies | medical technologies | biotechnologies | biotechnologies | halth | halth | sexuality | sexuality | morality | morality | race | race | ethnicity | ethnicity | kinship | kinship | gender | gender | abortion | abortion | contraception | contraception | reproductive technologies | reproductive technologies | pharmaceuticals | pharmaceuticals | end of life care | end of life care | healing practices | healing practices | anthropology | anthropology | medical experimentation | medical experimentation | sterilization | sterilization | Lynchburg | Lynchburg | biological citizenship | biological citizenship | clinical trials | clinical trials

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21A.302J Dilemmas in Bio-Medical Ethics: Playing God or Doing Good? (MIT)

Description

This course is an introduction to the cross-cultural study of biomedical ethics, examining moral foundations of the science and practice of Western biomedicine through case studies of abortion, contraception, cloning, organ transplantation and other issues. It evaluates challenges that new medical technologies pose to the practice and availability of medical services around the globe, and to cross-cultural ideas of kinship and personhood. Also discussed are critiques of the biomedical tradition from anthropological, feminist, legal, religious, and cross-cultural theorists.

Subjects

21A.302 | WGS.271 | bio-medical ethics | medical technologies | biotechnologies | halth | sexuality | morality | race | ethnicity | kinship | gender | abortion | contraception | reproductive technologies | pharmaceuticals | end of life care | healing practices | anthropology | medical experimentation | sterilization | Lynchburg | biological citizenship | clinical trials

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Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm

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21H.381J Women and War in the 20th Century (MIT)

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This seminar examines women's experiences during and after war, revolution, and genocide. The focus of the course is mostly on the 20th century and on North America, Europe and the Middle East.

Subjects

21H.381 | WGS.222 | women | war | revolution | genocide | September 11 | rape | Sierra Leone Civil War | military | combat | peace | activisim | human rights | Vietnam | Vietnamese Women's Union | Women's Union of Liberation | antiwar | feminism | sterilization | reproduction | transmission | Palestinian-Israel conflict | Palestine | Israel | Persepolis | Ravished Armenia | gender

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Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm

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