PHIL 035. Environmental Ethics

Environmental ethics deals with normative moral and political questions and issues concerning the environment. Here are some questions we will examine. Who counts in environmental ethics: only humans, all animals, plants, too, or all forms of life, even ecosystems? Should species, natural habitats, or wilderness be preserved for their own sake?  What ethical questions does climate change raise and how could and should we answer them?  How should we think about our relation to nature and our use of technology in general? 
Prerequisite: First- and second-year students must complete one introductory level PHIL course before enrolling in this course.
1 credit.
Eligible for ENVS, ESCH, GLBL-core
Fall 2022. Thomason.
Spring 2025. Baumann.
Catalog chapter: Philosophy  
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