PHIL 341. Environmental Ethics

An advanced, applied ethics seminar which examines three particular moral issues directly implied in our use (and abuse) of the natural environment:  Distributive justice with reference to distant people, intergenerational justice with reference to future generations and the rights of animals.  A basic ethics course is presupposed.  Students will be expected to participate in seminar discussions, to prepare brief papers summarizing articles in the philosophy journals such as Philosophy Today and Environmental Ethics and to present and defend, in the seminar, a position paper on some aspect of one of the three issues noted above.
Offered: On Occasion
Credits: 3