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2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENSP 302 - Philosophic History of American Environmentalism

Fall, Spring (3) Fowler (College 200, ALV, GER 4A, 7)

The course will explore the following philosophical/ethical topics:  1) the wilderness idea,  2) the interdependency of human society and nature, 3) the ethical defense of  Leopold's "Land Ethic" , 4) "animal liberation", 5)  the limits of human moral agency with attention to our species' evolutionary history, 6) the ethics of  producing, using, banning, selling and disposing of  potentially hazardous chemical substances,  7) the ethics of food production and vegetarianism/veganism, and 8) the working out of an "ocean ethic".  (This course is anchored in the ALV domain, and also considers aspects of the CSI and NQR domains.)