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Youkey, David A Instructor

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  • ENVS 3140 - Environmental Ethics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019
    Examines major traditions in moral philosophy to see what light they shed on value issues in environmental policy and the value presuppositions of the economic, ecological, and juridical approaches to the environment. Same as PHIL 3140.
  • PHIL 3140 - Environmental Ethics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019
    Examines major traditions in moral philosophy to see what light they shed on value issues in environmental policy and the value presuppositions of the economic, ecological, and juridical approaches to the environment. Recommended prerequisite: PHIL 1100 or PHIL 1200 or PHIL 2200 or PHIL 3100 or PHIL 3200. Same as ENVS 3140.
  • PHIL 3190 - War and Morality
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Focuses on moral issues raised by war as a human institution. What are the justifications, limits and alternatives? Does the advent of nuclear weapons change the nature of war? Department enforced prerequisite: 6 hours of philosophy course work.
  • PHIL 3260 - Philosophy and the International Order
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
    Considers philosophical topics concerning the international economic, political and legal systems. Topics that may be considered include the nature of international law, war and peace, humanitarian intervention, international justice, world hunger and human rights. Recommended prerequisite: 6 hours of philosophy coursework.
  • PHIL 3410 - History of Science: Ancients to Newton
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Surveys the history of science up to Newton, including the emergence of scientific modes of thinking from religious and philosophical roots in the Near East and Greece to the development of these modes in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Culminates with Isaac Newton and the 17th century scientific revolution. Recommended prerequisite: 6 hours of philosophy coursework.
  • PHIL 3430 - History of Science: Newton to Einstein
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    History of physical and biological science, from the epoch-making achievements of Charles Darwin in biology to the dawn of the 20th century revolutions in physics, chemistry and genetics. Deals with the success of the mechanical philosophy of nature and its problems. Recommended prerequisite: 6 hours of philosophy coursework.

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International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)