PHIL-2250 - Environmental Ethics
An examination of ethical issues that arise from the interaction of human beings and the natural environment. What is moral value and where does it come from? Do things we find in nature, such as individual organisms, species, or ecosystems, have moral value above and beyond their usefulness to human beings? Should the scope of human beings' moral concern extend beyond humanity, to other parts of nature? What concrete environmental policies should be pursued in light of our answers to these moral questions?