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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

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PHIL 385 The Philosophy of Ecology

3 Credits

This course introduces students to the main themes that define the philosophy of ecology, a subfield of the philosophy of science. The philosophy of ecology examines the metaphysical character of ecological entities and processes as well as the epistemological methods of the science of ecology. The fundamental ecological concepts of community, niche, biological diversity, and stability are also analyzed. In addition, this course presents issues concerning reductionism versus holism as well as ecology and the evolutionary process.

Prerequisite(s): PHIL 102  and THEO 104  and a minimum of 60 earned credits.

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