PHIL 3206

Subject: PHILOSOPHY

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Course No. and Title:

PHIL 3206 Environmental Ethics

Credit Value:

Three (3) credit hours

Course Description:

In this course, we delve into some of the problems that face the development of an environmental ethic, including whether nature deserves moral consideration, what parts of nature count and what parts don’t, and how economic thinking is related to ethical thinking. We also look at various systematic theories of environmental ethics. We consider the practical implications of these philosophical theories for daily life. Finally, we make a detailed study of Aldo Leopold’s Sand County Almanac, which shaped the whole discipline.

Prerequisite:

None

Course Author:

Scott Dunham, Arts, 453-5073, dunhamsa@unb.ca

Course Features:

n/a

Course Format:

The course is divided into four units. Each unit comprises readings and written essays.

Course Texts:
  • Erazim Kohák, The Green Halo: A Bird’s Eye View of Ecological Ethics (Chicago: Open Court, 2000) 9780812694116

  • Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There. Paperback Edition (London: Oxford University Press, 1949) 9780195007770

  • Various online articles
Evaluation:

Four written assignments, totaling 100%

Time Limit: 6 months from registration date. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date of your course.
Fees:

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable online fee per course. Fees are subject to change by the Board of Governors.
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