Faculty of Arts

PHIL 727

Ethics 2

Please note: this is archived course information from 2012 for PHIL 727.


Heidegger and Environmental Ethics. The course discusses Heidegger’s “ethics of dwelling” as a form of environmental ethics, showing how it can resolve a major dilemma in environmental ethics. Topics covered will be: 1. Heidegger’s notion of truth as alethia. 2. The fourfold of truth as aleithia and its application to the ethics of dwelling. 3. The idea of Grundstimmung (emotional disclosure) and applications to ethics of dwelling. 4. Ethics of dwelling contrasted with cosmopolitanism. 5. Dwelling virtues.

Background reading: Martin Heidegger Poetry, Language, Thought; Julian Young The Later Heidegger (CUP)

Availability 2012

Semester 2


Coordinator(s) Dr Christine Swanton


PHIL 727: 15.0 points

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