Postgraduate Course: Philosophy and the Environment MSc (PHIL11048)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will examine central philosophical problems in relation to the natural environment in both the history of philosophy and contemporary debates. The content evolves year to year, but it may cover topics such as (i) the concept of nature and the natural, (ii) the moral implications of nature and the environment, and (iii) the aesthetics of nature/environment.
Shared with UG Course Philosophy and the Environment PHIL10064.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
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| On completion of the course, students will be able to:
- critically understand the concept of nature and some of the distinctively philosophical problems it raises;
- grasp and analyse a range of philosophically important concepts and theories related to the environment;
- bring analytic and critical tools to bear in reading and writing about central topics in philosophy and the environment.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Matthew Chrisman
Tel: (0131 6)50 3648
|Course secretary||Miss Lynsey Buchanan
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002