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PHIL0356

Philosophy & Environment

Philosophy and the Environment
In this course, we will examine several environmental issues from a philosophical perspective. We will be interested in what arguments can be provided to support particular views, but more important, we will try to identify the deep philosophical issues that underlie particular debates. For example, what is the basis for our determinations of value? We will also examine the challenges that large scale environmental issues present for particular philosophical theories. For example, how well can particular ethical theories handle certain environmental problems? Topics may include animal rights, wilderness preservation, biodiversity, attitudes toward nature, over-population, and economic arguments for the protection of the environment. (Previous course in philosophy or waiver) 3 hrs.lect.
Subject:
Philosophy
Department:
Philosophy
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
PHL
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2012

PHIL0356A-S12 Lecture (Grasswick)

Spring 2009

PHIL0356A-S09 Lecture (Grasswick)

Fall 2004

PHIL0356A-F04 Lecture (Grasswick)