818100 Environmental ethics

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Giese, Bernd Moritz , Huber, Elisabeth , Godos, Katarzyna , Kuborn, Marie , Mitsch, Paul , Kraml, Magdalena , Liebert, Wolfgang
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


Dangers to the environment and nature by human activities have emerged in particular in the recent past and the present. However, the environmental and nature conservation concept has spread widely in the meantime. How can the corresponding intuitions be more deeply anchored? To this end, arguments must be put forward that can reach the widest possible acceptance. The corresponding reflection is the task of environmental and natural ethics.

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Understanding of the necessity, the possibilities, and the limitations of argumentation based on environmental ethics. Basic understanding of ethical and, in particular, environmental and nature conceptions. To become acquainted with the environmental ethics argumentation and apply these partially.
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