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PHIL 30390 - Environmental Philosophy, Fall 2007

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Author: Kenneth Sayre
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free online educational resources for the course "Environmental Philosophy" in the Department of Philosophy. The aim of this course is to enable participants to bring together materials from various disciplines bearing on our current environmental crisis, and from this integrated perspective to evaluate possible ways in which the crisis might be resolved. Disciplines to be consulted include ecology, thermodynamics, economics, value theory, and environmental history, among others. This project will rely on the integrative skills of philosophy to discern how materials from these disparate sources fit together.
earth from moon

Environmental Philosophy

Kenneth Sayre, Ph.D.

Department of Philosophy
University of Notre Dame

Course Structure: Two discussion/lecture classes per week

AS11-44-6550 (16-24 July 1969). Image courtesy of NASA

Course Description

The aim of this course is to enable participants to bring together materials from various disciplines bearing on our current environmental crisis, and from this integrated perspective to evaluate possible ways in which the crisis might be resolved. Disciplines to be consulted include ecology, thermodynamics, economics, value theory, and environmental history, among others. This project will rely on the integrative skills of philosophy to discern how materials from these disparate sources fit together.

This course was also cross-listed as HESB 30239, IIPS 30926, and STV 30149.

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