Please refer to the marking guidelines on canvas for grading criteria. Length: 1,200 -1,300 words, excluding the bibliography
The essay topics:
Compare and contrast the social and medical models of disability. Explain each clearly and assess their strengths and weaknesses.
What limits, if any, should be imposed on parents who want to choose the characteristics of their children through genetic manipulation?
If you should be allowed to do it, then you should be allowed to do it for money. Discuss with reference to at least one of the markets we discussed in class. You may discuss other markets as well if you wish
Is there an important moral difference between therapeutic and reproductive cloning?
When, if ever, is it permissible to conduct medical procedures without informed consent by the patient?
Animals suffer, but their suffering does not give them any moral claims on us, because they are not part of the moral community. Discuss
What does Kitcher mean by vulgar democracy? Is it a good way to run science?
What are stem cells, why are they important, and what ethical standards should govern their scientific use?
Is there any reason to permit abortion but not permit infanticide?
In a diverse society, is there any hope of reaching a shared moral foundation for bioethics?