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Humans, Animals, and Nature

PHIL 215
Fall 2009
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ENVS 215
Certificates: Environmental Studies

Due to unprecedented ecological degradation and enormous inequalities in the distribution of the means of flourishing, human beings all over the world are being forced to reconsider their relationships to each other and the nonhuman world. In this course we will explore the character, conditions, and concerns that shape these troubled relationships. By reading philosophical, literary, rhetorical, and popular writings, we will attempt to get a clearer understanding of why we are where we are and how we might go about altering our relations to the nonhuman world. The goals of the course are to help you to think critically, to read carefully, to argue well, and to defend your own reasoned views about the moral relations between humans, animals, and nature.

Essential Capabilities: Ethical Reasoning
This course actively engages students in reasoning about ethical controversies related to its subject matter. We will pay careful attention to how one reasons about these questions.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS PHIL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANST-MN)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(FGSS)(PHIL)(PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)(SISP)(SISP-Phil Ethic)(SISP-Phil Mind)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on OCT-02-2023
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