PHL 204

Environmental Ethics

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Section 0H1



Des Plaines

Thomas Bowen

The basic questions we pose in this seminar are: 1) Does an understanding of natural systems as the material bases of human cultures and civilizations impact what we take as morally valuable or as fundamental ethical precepts? (Can we construct an ecological ethics?); and 2) How can these two disciplines work together to develop visions of sustainable (morally and naturally) futures? Section 0H1 will be taught in tandem with BIO 106-0H1.