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Hale, Benjamin Slater Associate Professor

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  • My work is directed toward advancing a more deliberative and interdisciplinary approach to environmental issues. My research has focused primarily on ethical questions associated with environmental remediation, public health, moral status, and the tools of public policy.

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  • Environmental Ethics, Bioethics, Public Policy and Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Ethical Theory

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  • ENVS 3140 - Environmental Ethics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 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.
  • ENVS 4800 - Capstone: Critical Thinking in Environmental Studies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Examines a specific environmental topic in depth, synthesizing information from complex and controversial issues. Different course sections present different topics. Fulfills capstone requirement for Environmental Studies major. Recommended prerequisites: ENVS 1000 and ENVS 3020.
  • ENVS 5003 - Theory and Methods in Environmental Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Introduces students to theory and methods used in research on environmental science, values and policy. The goal of the course is to provide a broad overview of the conceptual background relevant to work and research in environmental studies, with an emphasis on understanding the similarities and differences in research methods used in different disciplines and in environmental research.
  • ENVS 5240 - Environmental Philosophy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    A survey of the major philosophical issues in environmental studies, comprising key issues in environmental ethics, in environmental political philosophy and in the philosophy of biology and ecology. Same as PHIL 5240.
  • PHIL 3140 - Environmental Ethics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 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.

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