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Philosophy of Food

Tuition fee

Prices

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

More information

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
Application period has ended
Notes
CANCELLED
Studies commence
Aug 4, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Summer 2020
Application period has ended
Notes
CANCELLED
Studies commence
Aug 4, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States