PHIL 2460

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

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 Spring.

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

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BSOC 2061STS 2061

  • 4 Credits Graded