Environmental Philosophy

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Philosophy

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Environmental Philosophy
Fall 2023
Taught By: James Trybendis
Section: A

CRN: 15685

Credits: 4

The birth of modernity in the western world marked a new way of thinking about the human being as an individual subject, independent and separate from nature. As inheritors of this framework, traditional ethical philosophy has left us ill-equipped for responding to the environmental crisis we face today. This course will interrogate various conceptions of nature and how they inform our relationship to the environment, our treatment of animals, and how we relate to our fellow human beings. Throughout we will question how certain conceptualizations of nature are tied to systems of racial, gendered, colonial, and classed oppression. Course topics will include: the Anthropocene, environmental justice, environmental aesthetics, the nature/culture divide, decolonial thought, the question of ‘wilderness’, Indigenous thought, ecofeminism, and ecological-Marxism.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Philosophy (PHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:40am EST 2/22/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 913
Date Range: 8/28/2023 - 12/11/2023