An advanced course in a topics area, such as, metaethics, contemporary European philosophy, or Social-Political Philosophy. Prerequisite: one course in philosophy or permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit with different topics.
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Current Semester InformationAlain Ducharme
309A: Tps:Environmental Phil
We shall examine what we might mean by 'nature' or 'the natural' and our relation to it. We shall then explore whether and how we have obligations to non-humans such as animals, plants and ecosystems. In doing so we shall consider moral theories such as utlitarianism, deontology, biocentrism, ecocentrism, deep ecology, and ecofeminism. We shall also critically consider specific current environmental issues, such as climate change, population, consumption, environmental justice, environmental racism, and resource ethics.