This unit presents a variety of philosophical issues associated with the study and management of the natural environment. We will look at questions such as: what does it mean to live in harmony with the environment? what is sustainability? why should we preserve biodiversity? what is the best way to achieve conservation goals? what are ecological models and how do they work? and what is the proper relationship between environmental science and the values found in environmental policy and management?
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1500wd assignment (30%), 1x3000wd essay (60%), tutorial participation (10%)
12 junior credit points in Philosophy or 12 junior credit points in History and Philosophy of Science or 12 junior credit points in BiologyProhibitions