Healthcare and Justice: A Moral Obligation?

By: Ian Henneberger '11

Advising Faculty: Derek Turner

The question of universal healthcare is so divisive because of the complexity it involves and the far reaching effects which it promises. For many the issue rests not only on political affiliation but deeply held ideological beliefs. I have written my thesis with this animosity in mind. At the same time it has been my goal from the start to look at the healthcare debate from a fresh angle. Instead of focusing on the political discourse I have taken an approach seated in ethics and political philosophy. My central task is to discover what relationship exists between universal healthcare and justice. 

Related Fields: Philosophy