PHIL*2070
Philosophy of the Environment
University of Guelph
Winter 2017

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

Rozanski Hall,  103


syllabus


instructor:
Stefan Linquist
linquist@uoguelph.ca
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


notes
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notes
Week 1  - What is environmental philosophy? The Principle of Rational Depletion and some candidate solutions.

Weeks 2 & 3
- Leopold's Land Ethic and Callicott's Darwinian defense.

Week 4 - Rise and fall of the ecological superorganism.

Week 5 - Aesthetic value as a basis for conservation (slides only)

Week 6 - Exam week,  no notes

Weeks 7 and 8- Climate Change and Scientific Misconduct

Weeks 7 & 8 - Levels of Climate Controversy

Weeks 9 & 10 - A Critical look at Environmental Economics (slides only)

Week 11 - Place-based Ethics (slides only)