Philosophy of the Environment
University of Guelph
Winter 2017

Mon. & Wed. 11:30 - 12:20

Rozanski Hall,  103


Stefan Linquist
MACK 358
office hour:  Wed. 5:00-6:00 (or by app.)

Toronto Photographer Edward Burtynsky documents our impact.
See him speak about manufactured landscapes or peak oil.
teaching assistants


Week 1
  •   Village in the Congo decimates a forest, illustrating a tragedy of the commons situation (part 1, part 2, part 3).
  • This case offers  a more optimistic picture of how a user-pay system for ecosystem services might avoid such situations. 

Week 3
  • Interview with Arne Naess on Deep Ecology  1, 2 & 3
  • Documentary about the ecosystem concept was invented and "how it isn't even true": Adam Curtis' All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace: The Use and Abuse of Vegetational Concepts.