Environmental Philosophy

PHI30009 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours Face to Face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.


50 cp
Anti-requisite (similar content)
PHI20001 Environmental Philosophy

Aims and objectives

To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of environmental problems, including the threat of destruction of the current regime of the global ecosystem, of the forces driving this destruction, and what is required to address and overcome these problems.
Unit Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Discuss the state of our environment and the causes driving its destruction
2. Identify the driving forces for ecological destruction for Australia and the global environment and discuss the main changes required to create an environmentally sustainable society and civilization
3. Critically review the core assumptions of prevailing economic theories and the alternative provided by institutionalist forms of ecological economics and human ecology
4. Evaluate the use of cost-benefit or risk-benefit analyses to assess policies, and the alternative provided by retrospective path analysis, and defend and use this alternative


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