PHL 525 Environmental Ethics

Do animals have rights? Should trees have standing? Do ecosystems have interests? What ethical obligations do present generations owe to future generations? How should distributive justice implications of environmental decision making be addressed? The course will discuss a variety of ethical perspectives on human-environment relationships, including distinctly environmental philosophies such as deep ecology, social ecology, and ecofeminism. Readings will discuss the applications of theories to local and global environmental problems. Lect: 3 hrs. Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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