PHIL 217 Philosophy of Animal Life (W)

Last offered Spring 2013

This course will investigate the nature of non-human animals and our relationship to them. Throughout we will aim to fuse a rigorous scientific perspective with more humanistic themes and moral inquiry. Topics will include animal minds and cognition, empathy and evolution, the history of domestication, animal rights, cross-cultural views on animals, arguments against and for vegetarianism and veganism, and pets and happiness.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: five 5- to 7-page essays
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: students with at least one previous philosophy course
Department Notes: meets Contemporary Metaphysics & Epistemology requirement only if registration is under PHIL
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Divisional Attributes: Division II, Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: PHIL Contemp Metaphysics & Epistemology Courses
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 19
Class Number: 3397
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PHIL217 SEM Philosophy of Animal Life (W) Division 2: Social StudiesWriting Intensive Joseph L. Cruz
PHIL217 SEM Philosophy of Animal Life (W) Division 2: Social StudiesWriting Intensive Joseph L. Cruz
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