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AUREL259 - Bioethics, Suffering and the Soul

This course surveys the varied approaches to healing and experiences of sickness in modern life. It does so by investigating health, healing, and religion philosophically (in the way we think about ourselves), culturally (in the way we live), and existentially (in the way we experience our lives). Much of our discussion focuses on medicine, identity, and ethics primarily because a central factor that orients discussions about each is suffering. How we relieve, come to terms with, and act out our suffering have become the predominant features of modern life in western culture. Specific themes covered are the interconnections among dependence, suffering and identity; and the significance of religion for therapy and palliative care.

Winter Term 2018

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Winter Term 2018 - LEC 3A1 (95148)

MTWRF 14:00:00 - 17:00:00 (AU C 101)
Instructor: jwiebe@ualberta.ca - Profile