PHIL 09.02 - Environmental Ethics

Description
This course provides a general introduction to ethical problems concerning the environment. The course will cover some standard positions in the field, including biocentrism (the thesis that all living organisms have intrinsic moral worth) and ecocentrism (the thesis that entire natural systems have intrinsic moral worth). Topics considered may include:  the ethics of food; the ethics of climate change; the moral status of non-human animals; population, consumption, and sustainability; GMOs and organic food; our duties to other persons, including future persons; and the difficulty of formulating comprehensive climate policy.
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Recent Semesters
Spring 2019, Winter 2017
Offered
MWF
Avg. Class Size
30
Avg. Sections
1