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Philosophy of Food

Tuition fee

Prices

EARLY BIRD prices valid until 28 February 2020
NORMAL prices after February 2020.

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helsinki.fi/..l/courses/philosophy-of-food 

Overview

Synopsis
This course examines philosophical and ethical aspects of human interactions with the natural world, especially regarding the sustainable production of food. With a rapidly growing population and consumption, humans affect the environment in ever-more detrimental ways. Roughly half of the Earth’s habitable land is dedicated to food, and about three-quarters of this for livestock. Food production is set within a larger context of environmental ethics: how do we value nature? We will examine such concepts as intrinsic value, species protection, and wilderness. Ultimately we must ask: How can humanity attain ‘strong sustainability’, which allows both ourselves and nature at large to flourish in the long run?

Target students
This course examines food from a multidisciplinary perspective, making use of anthropology, biology, ecology, sociology, psychology, economics, and philosophy. Students of these fields – advanced Bachelor’s level or at the Master’s level – are warmly invited to take this course. It is recommended for students in their 3rd year or beyond.

Coordinators
pasi.heikkurinen@helsinki.fi
You may contact the course coordinators with questions concerning the course content.

With any other questions concerning Helsinki Summer School or the application process, please contact summerschool@helsinki.fi.

Apply now! Summer 2020
Pre-deadline
Jun 15, 2020 23:59
Europe/Helsinki time

If you need a visa, please apply 31st May the latest.

Application deadline
Jul 17, 2020 23:59:59
Europe/Helsinki time

NB! *Helsinki Summer School 2020 CANCELLED Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) Outbreak * The application deadline is 15 June 2020. However, the students of the University of Helsinki may apply until 17 July 2020.

Notes
CANCELLED
Studies commence
Aug 4, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Summer 2020
Pre-deadline
Jun 15, 2020 23:59
Europe/Helsinki time

If you need a visa, please apply 31st May the latest.

Application deadline
Jul 17, 2020 23:59:59
Europe/Helsinki time

NB! *Helsinki Summer School 2020 CANCELLED Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) Outbreak * The application deadline is 15 June 2020. However, the students of the University of Helsinki may apply until 17 July 2020.

Notes
CANCELLED
Studies commence
Aug 4, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States