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2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHI 295-02 - Special Topic: Environmental Ethics

4 credits (Spring)
What is environmental ethics and why is it necessary? How should the human-nature relationship be understood? Is nature instrumentally valuable or intrinsically valuable? What special ethical challenges do global climate change and the global food system pose? This class aims to introduce students to both anthropocentric and non-anthropocentric perspectives on these questions, and will consider, in particular, the approaches of ‘enlightened anthropocentrism’, the land ethic, deep ecology, ecofeminism, and the environmental justice movement. 

Prerequisite: Second-year standing.
Instructor: Fennell