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Stephen M. Gardiner
PHIL 301
Seattle Campus

Intermediate Topics in Philosophy

Philosophical topics at the intermediate level. Content varies each quarter, depending on instructor.

Class description

This course is a philosophical introduction to some of the main ethical issues associated with environmental policy. Topics may include: the role of economic considerations in environmental policy-making; the nature and extent of individual and social obligations to distant people, nonhuman animals, plants and ecosystems; the origins of environmental problems and the range of socially just options for their solution. We will focus partly on the possible contributions of standard philosophical theories and techniques to environmental debates, and partly on the challenges that environmental issues raise to familiar philosophical approaches.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Isha Zubeidi
Date: 06/01/2006