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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 12, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

INST 2208 - Environmental Philosophy

Hours: 3
Investigates ethical, political, and metaphysical questions concerning the environment and human beings’ relationship to it. Issues in environmental ethics are becoming ever-more pressing as contemporary society confronts its environmental problems. Investigates philosophical views on the value of nature, the moral status of animals, our responsibilities to preserve species and natural objects (like trees), and our obligations to future generations. How our behavior with respect to the environment affects other human beings. Among other topics that may be discussed include population explosion, world hunger, pollution, economics and the environment, and energy and global justice.
Notes: Cross-listed with PHIL 2400.