Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL2011A: The Philosophy of Nature 1
This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)
Dr Celso Alves Neto (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
What is Nature? How do (should) humans relate to it? This module introduces you to these and other central issues in the philosophy of nature. The relation between humans and the natural world is examined from different perspectives, including Darwinism and non-Western philosophy. The module provides a historical reconstruction of these traditions and discusses their ethical implications for our (human) actions today. Students with an interest in philosophy of science will enjoy this module in particular, but it also speaks to those who have interdisciplinary interests in the ethical and ideological appeals to nature in Western and Non-Western culture.