PHIL 250

Philosophy and the Environment


Philosophical questions relating to the environment and our use of it, such as the following: Do we have obligations to future generations, especially concerning preservation of the environment? What are our moral and epistemic responsibilities regarding climate change and other environmental issues? Does nature have intrinsic value? Is it better to live in a natural world or a virtual world.

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Availability 2024

Semester 2


Lecturer(s)  Krushil Watene


Coursework only


PHIL 250: 15 points


30 points in Philosophy or 60 points


PHIL 351