PHIL 235 Environmental/Animal Ethics

This course provides a historic and contemporary overview of Western and non-Western ethical thought concerning the environment and the humane treatment of animals. Students will be encouraged to critically examine their own beliefs, attitudes, and habits relative to the subject matter. Possible topics include saving endangered species, preserving the wilderness, controlling pollution, managing limited natural resources, raising animals for food, and using animals in experiments, as well as issues involving the moral status of animals, obligations to future generations, and global justice.




R2, GE