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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHILOS 1A03
Professor
Stefan Rodde
Semester
Winter

Description
Name: Stefan Rodde, Adam Riggio Office: UH 305 Office Hour: Rodde: Wed 9:30-10:30 Riggio: Mon 12:30-1:30 [email protected] Ria Angelo UH B135 Wednesdays 10:30 Contact: [email protected] [email protected] Sydney nova scotia; tar ponds, polluted the air Grand Banks Newfoundland; over fishing Hamilton Habour; Randle Reef, most polluted water in North America Environmental damage(why is it bad?)  Aesthetic Approach o Destroys natural beauty, is bad because its ugly o P1 environmental damage is ugly  Beauty in the eye of the beholder  Broad word- Ugly o P2 we ought not create ugliness o C3 we ought not create environmental damage  P1 not all examples of damage are ugly  P2 creating ugliness is sometimes necessary  Negative effects on human beings?  Negative effect on non-human organisms?  Intrinsically bad?  Ethical approach o There are two main obstacles to adopting an ethical approach to the environment  Nature is property o If nature is property, why is it different to have an environmental ethic?
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