PHIL 450 (M1) - Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - UNHM Credit (15 weeks) (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 56476
Thoughtful people cannot help escape considering hard questions about our relationship to the natural world and what it means for the future of life on earth. In this course we think philosophically about these crucial concerns. We try to answer questions about our responsibilities to the environment and to future generations.
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Equivalent(s): PHIL 450H
Attributes: Environment,Tech&Society(Disc)
Instructors: Phillip Deen

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 R 6:01pm - 8:00pm PANDRA P301
Additional Course Details: 

This semester’s version of Environmental Ethics will focus on the ethical problems posed by the fact of climate change. The anthropogenic warming of the planet poses a threat to humans, non-human animals, and the broader ecosystem. It also raises issues of distributive justice, as the benefits and harms of climate change are not fairly allocated between races, classes, genders, and generations. We must also weigh the rightness of the various solutions that have been proposed.