PHIL 510 A: Seminar in Social Philosophy

Meeting Time: 
Th 3:30pm - 5:50pm
SAV 408
Stephen Gardiner
Stephen Gardiner

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The topic of the course this quarter is climate justice. In the first part, we’ll consider general background questions about climate justice. In the second part, we’ll examine the potential role of radical geoengineering technologies – such as solar radiation management – in climate policy. Precise topics will be discussed by the class once the course starts. Topics we may consider include: What would constitute a just allocation of the burdens of climate change? Is climate change a “tragedy of the commons” or something worse? Should protecting the global poor be the overriding aim of international climate policy? How should we think about climate justice in relation to other injustices? What do we owe nonhuman animals as part of climate justice? Is climate justice politically feasible? This course is a graduate seminar in philosophy. Advanced students in other disciplines interested in taking the course should consult the instructor.

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November 4, 2021 - 2:25pm