Environmental Philosophy: Addressing Humanity’s Urgent Challenges
Learn to lead a sustainable lifestyle as you delve into key climate issues and understand how to address environmental challenges with this online course from the University of Connecticut.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone with an interest in humanity’s interaction with the environment.
It will be most beneficial if you would like to be better equipped to address the pressing issues of our time.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Explain the main features of, and differences among, the three leading ethical theories (deontological, consequentialist, and virtue-ethical theories).
Explain the difference between anthropocentric and non-anthropocentric approaches to environmental value.
Explain aesthetic concepts regarding the distinction between beauty, the picturesque, and the sublime.
Explain the concept of sustainability and how it applies to concrete cases.
Show how at least one of the four environmental movements (deep ecology, the land ethic, traditional ecological knowledge, and ecofeminism) would guide solutions to an environmental problem.
Discuss a contemporary environmental issue such as fast fashion or vegetarianism/veganism and explain how a change in one’s own lifestyle could have an impact on alleviating that problem.