FOR2933Bioethics in Forestry3 ch (3C)
This course deals with the moral decision-making in the management of the forest, its land, atmosphere, and living organisms. It considers uses and abuses of the forest environment that raise ethical issues of importance and integrity. The course will include an introduction to ethical principles and systems of ethics, dynamics and decision-making individually as well as collectively, concepts and assumptions about the environment, the rights of nature, conflicting values about nature implicit in anthropocentrism and biocentrism, and the need for interdisciplinary dialoguing in the formulation of policy, laws, and regulations.