Catalogue 2013 - 2014

PH 241 Philosophy and the Environment


3 cr.


Sophomore standing.

Course Description

This course introduces students to the philosophical and ethical analysis of environmental issues, such as pollution, use of scarce natural resources, environmental justice, and climate change. In addition to focusing on environmental threats to human well-being, it explores the issue of humanity's duties to future generations, as well as to other species and their ecosystems. Other issues include corporate responsibility for the environment and appropriate forms of activism in defense of the environment.