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Environmental Ethics

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Oct 04 - Dec 13, 2018
18:00 - 21:00 , Thursday
Washington , DC $385 O
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Course overview

The relationship between humans and their environment raises the question of what role the human ought to play as citizens of the world. Broadly, the course tracks three analytical frameworks: the environmental rights framework (do humans have the right to a clean environment?); the utilitarian framework (are environmental problems the result of market failures?); and the environmental justice framework (how are the burdens of environmental harm allocated among individuals and groups in society?).The historical context of the course includes examining both the philosophies of groups and disciplines and the viewpoints and teachings of such notables as Crevecoeur, Thoreau, Muir, Pinchot, Theodore Roosevelt, Rachel Carson and others. The course raises issues for analysis, debate and discussion among participants. The common thread is global climate change and students will be expected to examine this issue from the various viewpoints mentioned above. This course is part ofthe Certificate of Accomplishment in Environmental Studies.

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