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PHIL 5515 How to Save the World: Ethics of Climate Change (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Climate change is arguably the defining issue of our time and the hardest problem humanity has ever faced. It raises an array of moral questions, e.g.: What values should guide global and national climate policies? What responsibilities do we have toward the poor, future generations, nonhuman species, and our planet? The course is an introduction to environmental ethics and the moral challenges posed by climate change. In particular, we examine the philosophical and ethical questions that underlie climate science, public policy, energy systems and policy, and economics. The goal is to cultivate an integral understanding of the climate problem through an interdisciplinary inquiry.


Instructor(s): David Storey

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 30-Mar-17