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PHIL 215 - Environmental Ethics

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: One 100-level, three credit course in philosophy
What is the basis of distinctions between human and animal, culture and nature, domestic and wild, civilized and primitive, the ethical and the natural? This course will examine these issues by pursuing questions such as: Does the value of nature consist entirely in how it can be used by humans? Do animals exert a moral claim on humans? Does wilderness have value in itself? Is there an obligation to use natural resources for human welfare? Are famine, population growth and pollution merely economic issues of resource distribution? Offered alternate years. (CHUM)