Religions and Cultures - Environmental Ethics

PHIL 2717  Environmental Ethics


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




Students examine important historical positions as well as recent developments in moral philosophy as they are applied to questions of environmental practice and the moral status of the environment. Topics to be discussed may include: the moral status of nonhuman nature; duties to respond to climate change, including issues of intergenerational justice and collective responsibility, as well as consideration of the social construction of the natural; economics and sustainability; deep ecology; and environmental activism and eco-terrorism. This course may be credited towards Social Welfare and Social Development and Religions and Cultures.

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