Course Description for Environmental Ethics
Prerequisite: Admission to the MA in Practical Philosophy and Applied Ethics OR admission to the Graduate Certificate in Applied Ethics OR permission of the Philosophy Graduate Coordinator. This course will cover intrinsic and instrumental value approaches to environmental ethics, alternative environmental ethical approaches, and special environmental ethical issues. The goal of the course is to familiarize students with all the major approaches to environmental ethics and with a few particularly philosophically interesting environmental ethical issues. Student will appreciate and understand the complexity and intricacy of the arguments involved in adopting one approach or position over another.