[F&ES 875]

Global Ethics and Climate Change

2013-2014
Credits: 3
 

 

Do planetary problems require a global ethic? Is a global ethic possible in a pluralist world? This seminar examines ethical projects that attempt to work across national and cultural borders to protect human dignity and prevent ecological destruction. This year the course focuses on the case of climate change. In preparation it examines human rights and human development as global moral practices, treats the competing frameworks of justice evaluating those practices, considers roles for religious ethics amidst global ethics, and reads proposals for an Earth Charter. Then it turns to conflicts over fairness and responsibility in addressing climate change