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Environmental Philosophy

PHIL 270
Spring 2020 not offered
This course may be repeated for credit.
Crosslisting: ENVS 270
Certificates: Environmental Studies, Environmental Studies Minor
Course Cluster: Sustainability and Environmental Justice

This class offers an introduction to the philosophy of the environment, the environmental movement, concepts of nature, and the place of humanity in the age of the Anthropocene. We will explore a wide range of topics including: changing paradigms of nature from mechanism to biocentrism; the politics and ethics of climate change; environmental challenges to modern political philosophy from feminism; animal rights and land reform movements; ecological and gift economics; monetary reform for sustainability; Buddhist economics and permaculture models of development; media ecology and the transformative effects of technology on the natural world; environmental aesthetics; theory of wholeness and sustainable architecture; comparative epistemologies of nature including ecofeminist, indigenous, and transpersonal perspectives; the study of nonhuman intelligences in nature; nature-based spiritual traditions; and more.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS PHIL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(PHIL)(PHIL-Social Jus)(STS)

Last Updated on JUN-14-2024
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