Undergraduate Course: Philosophy and the Environment (PHIL10064)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will examine philosophical issues arising from humans' relation to their natural environment. These will vary somewhat year to year but they may include the ethical implications of climate change, the nature of the concepts of nature and environment, and the aesthetics of nature.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Philosophy courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
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| On completion of the course, students will be able to:
- critically understand the concept of nature as discussed by key thinkers in the history of philosophy;
- grasp and analyse a range of important concepts and theories in environmental ethics and environmental aesthetics;
- bring analytic and critical tools to bear in reading and writing about central topics in philosophy and the environment.
|Course organiser||Dr Matthew Chrisman
Tel: (0131 6)50 3648
|Course secretary||Miss Susan Richards
Tel: (0131 6)51 3733