Seminar in Environmental Ethics (PHIL663)
Dr. Patrick Dieveney
Tuesdays · 7:00pm–9:45pm · PH1–112
In this course, we will be exploring a wide range of issues in contemporary environmental ethics. Some of the topics discussed in the course include our moral obligations concerning treatment of animals, obligations towards nature generally, and ethical issues related to climate change and future generations. As this is a graduate seminar, students are expected to have passable understanding of historically prominent theories in normative ethics, e.g., Virtue Ethics, Kantian Ethics, Utilitarianism. We will not only be considering environmental issues in their relation to these ethical theories, but given the cross-disciplinary nature of environmental issues, we will also be considering them with special concern for science and economics.