PHIL 5700:  Environmental Philosophy

Course Description:  This seminar explores foundational questions in environmental philosophy.  We will consider conceptual approaches to the environment, as well as to the relationship between humans and the environment.  We will also consider different approaches to protecting the environment, principally between the contrastive approaches of conservation and preservation.  Finally, we will consider the philosophical underpinnings of food and agriculture, including foraging and hunting.  Primary focus will be given to classic texts, as opposed to contemporary scholarship.

Course Syllabus (Spring 2017)