PHI 2620 Environmental Ethics

This course explores standard theoretical and practical issues in environmental ethics, the historical roots of environmental problems, and the philosophical ground of environmental thought, including non-western approaches. Theories covered include the nature of intrinsic value, the value of natural objects, the rights of animals, the value of endangered species, and the obligations we have to future generations. Practical problems discussed include climate change, overpopulation, food shortage, pollution, globalization, environmental justice, and maintaining a sustainable, ecologically responsible society.


3 credits


student must score into college-level English and reading on placement test.