Dec 17, 2018  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 354 - Ethics, Animals, and the Environment

(3.00)
A survey of central issues concerning the moral status of non-human animals and the natural world, focusing on questions concerning the obligations, if any, that humans owe to them. Topics to be discussed include: the existence and nature of animal rights; ethical issues concerning animal experimentation, zoos, and owning pets; vegetarianism; whether the environment has intrinsic or derived value; obligations concerning development of sustainable resources; climate change and obligations to future generations. Readings will be drawn from classical and contemporary sources.

Course ID: 56069
Consent: No Special Consent Required
Components: Lecture
Prerequisite: One course in Philosophy with a grade of C or better.



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