ENST 202 - Environmental Ethics
An introduction to the field of environmental ethics. Several key figures and philosophies in the environmental movement are studied and critically analyzed, with a particular emphasis on ethical reasoning and its influences on environmental policies and practices. Topics to be discussed include animal rights and the ethical treatment of animals, intrinsic and instrumental evaluations of the natural world and its inhabitants, the value(s) of species and ecosystems, the nature and extent of our obligations to address climate change, as well as central questions of consumption and population ethics in the context of sustainability.
Crosslisted: PHIL 202
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No Junior, Senior
Area of Inquiry: Human Thought and Expression
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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