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Phil 1318: Overview

This guide will focus on fully online resources.
  • Phil 1318 (Summer II 2020)
  • Contemporary Moral Problems
  • Professor S. Gollop

Thinking strategically about what sources you need



Build on Connections

For each sources make sure you can answer the following: 

  • What is its Claim (Main Idea)?
  • How does it Support that Claim? (Methodology)
  • How does this connect with course readings and other sources I have found?
  • How does this change how I might approach my topic?

Tips for Searching

Gathering Background Information

As you get started, you can get ideas from class discussions or readings.

(You can also look at the bibliographies of class readings, and search for those items if they sound relevent)

If it is a topic you are just getting started with, look for background Information in reference resources.

Reference resources allow you to:

  • Gain familiarity with the topic
  • Identify more specific aspects of the topic on which to focus
  • Provide context and identify differing perspectives
  • Identify experts related to the topic

Related Guides

Topic Guide Author

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Rafia Mirza

Try searching for relevant entries in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy:

  • Such as:
    • Ethics of Clinical Research
    • Public Health Ethics