PHIL 2460

PHIL 2460

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

Politicians, scientists, and citizens worldwide face many environmental issues today, but they are neither simple nor straightforward. Moreover, there are many ways to understand how we have, do, and could value the environment from animal rights and wise use to deep ecology and ecofeminism. This class acquaints students with some of the challenging moral issues that arise in the context of environmental management and policy-making, both in the past and the present. Environmental concerns also highlight important economic, epistemological, legal, political, and social issues in assessing our moral obligations to nature as well as other humans. This course examines various perspectives expressed in both contemporary and historical debates over environmental ethics by exploring four central questions: What is nature? Who counts in environmental ethics? How do we know nature? Whose nature?

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 90 senior, junior, and sophomore students.

Distribution Category (KCM-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BSOC 2061STS 2061

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17018 PHIL 2460   LEC 001

  • First-Year students not permitted to enroll into this course.

  • 17021 PHIL 2460   DIS 203

  • 17022 PHIL 2460   DIS 204

  • 17342 PHIL 2460   DIS 205

  • 17344 PHIL 2460   DIS 206