(in Polish) Environmental ethics 3501-EE20-S
Seminar devoted to selected issues in environmental ethics considered from human-centred, animal-centred, life-centred and holistic perspectives (ecosystems). Following questions will be discussed: 1. Basic relation „man-nature”, 2. Pro-life standpoint versus antropocentrism, 3. Non-human beings as the subject of moral consideration, 4. The intrinsic value of nature (respect of Nature), 5. Needes of future generations, 6.Human duties and responsibilities with regard to natural ecosystems, 7. Moral rights of animals.
Type of course
- has knowledge and understanding of interdisciplinary concepts applied in ecological ethics
- is aquainted with the main ecological questions and problems of present times
- has a sufficient knowledge of main philosophical and normative approaches and main argumentations used in contemporary disuccions in environmental ethics
- appreciates the importance of ethical legal and political factors in the practice of ecological movements.
- analyses texts and arguments discussed during the seminarium
- identifies main problems related to human relation to nature
- is capable to present well structured arguments defending his standpoint
- prepare oral presentation concerning the seminar subject
- is able to to express in English his philosophical opinion
- appreciates the importance of of ethical reflection related to respect for nature
- is engaged in research activity and is interested in new ethical currensts concerning ecological practice
- tries to resolve moral dilemmas related to ecological issues
Active participation in seminar discussions and oral presentation in class.
Permissible number of absences: 2
- P.Singer: Not for Humans Only. The Place of Nonhumans in Environmental Issues
- R.Eliot: Ecological Ethics
- Paul Taylor: The Ethics of Respect of Nature
- Holmes Rolston III: Is there an Ecological Ethic?
- David Schmidtz: Are All Species Equal? (Journal of Applied Philosophy, 1998/1)
- Joel Feinberg: :Human Duties and Animal Rights
- Deane Curtin: Toward an Ecological Ethics of Care (The feminist care tradition...)
- Allen Carlson: Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature ans Environmentalism
- R.Erickson: On Environmental Ethics
- Ch.Diehm: Darwin and Deep Ecology
- M.Ruse: The Significance of Evolution
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