Philosophy 190-2

Spring 2017

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
190-2 Proseminar: Ethics and the Environment Crockett MW 5-6:30 Dwinelle 210

In this seminar we will examine a wide range of perspectives on the ethical dimensions of our relationship with the natural world and its constituents–animals, plants, ecosystems, etc. Topics of readings and discussions will include: animal rights, the value of species and organisms, land and wilderness ethics, deep ecology, social ecology, environmental justice, ecofeminism, biocentric ethics, sustainability, population and consumption, and obligations to future generations.

This seminar is intended for philosophy majors who have had at least two philosophy courses, and is limited to 15 students. In special cases, however, permission to take the seminar may be granted by the instructor.

Admission to the seminar is by instructor’s approval only. If you are interested in taking the seminar please apply directly to me via email ( briefly detailing in a couple of sentences the courses you’ve taken and your interest in this seminar. Also mention if you are not a major. You will be notified of your admission status by early December.