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Cursus: FTR-FIPPSB225
FTR-FIPPSB225
Critique of Green Ideology
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CursusFTR-FIPPSB225
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
Categorie-
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Filosofie, Theologie en Religiewetenschappen; Opleiding Filosofie;
Docenten
Examinator
prof. dr. M. Oele
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
prof. dr. M. Oele
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
prof. dr. M. Oele
Overige cursussen docent
Collegejaar2023
Periode
SEM1  (04-09-2023 t/m 28-01-2024)
Aanvangsblok
SEM1
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
Opmerking-
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen
At the end of this course, you will have the ability to:
  • identify key issues and debates within (critique of) green ideology
  • situate critique of green ideology to related fields, such as ecocriticism and ecofeminism
  • critically asses the concepts of ecology and sustainability;
Inhoud
The course Critique of Green Ideology starts off by thinking through the notion of “critique.” Nowadays, ‘critique’ is used to reference the refusal of ungrounded pretensions. However, for this course we will use the term “critique" more in the sense of the Greek word “kritike;” the art of judging,” and also along Kantian lines. Accordingly, “critique” can be understood as the work of a non-dogmatic, critical court, which reflects on past, historical definitions, which scrutinizes current definitions, and which suggests and invents new definitions or concepts. Thus, critique of green ideologies translates, for this course, into critical research done by a fictional court of law, seeking to think through the legitimacy of what is called “green ideology.”

As we apply critical research to current terms that are part of the slogan “green ideologies,” we will subject key terms and concepts to philosophical scrutiny. To do so carefully, we will use both historical and contemporary philosophical and literary sources to provide depth and breadth. Our critique will proceed by testing a number of concepts for their meaning, such as “physis,” “nature,” “sustainability,” “conservation”, “ecology” and “responsibility.” Moreover, we will be complicating and disturbing these meanings by showing their value as being dependent upon other often excluded values.

In order to gain traction on the formation of concepts, we will focus on a few specific historical moments to think through the genealogy of green ideologies, to show how green ideologies are not just a modern phenomenon. We will use historical moments as hinge points that set the stage for green ideologies, demystifying them by providing a deeper historical backdrop.

Examples of historical hinge points will include (a) the transition of (Greek) physis to (Roman) natura, (b) the Copernican revolution, and (c) the 20th century environmental movement rung in by Carson’s Silent Spring.

Readings will include selections from Aristotle, Kant, Thoreau, Heidegger, Carson, Serres, and Haraway.


 
Niveau

Voorkennis

Toetsinformatie
 
Bijzonderheden
This course is part of a module of three courses in the Philosophy, Politics and Society bachelor programme. You can only take this course if you also take the two associated courses during the same semester. If you want to register for the three courses in this module, you must FIRST register for the module itself via the 'Minor' tab in Osiris, and THEN register for the courses themselves. For an overview of modules and their associated courses, see the course guides on the website of the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies.
Werkvormen
Hoor- en werkcollege
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Sustainability certificate

Toetsen
Paper
Weging1
ToetsvormPaper
GelegenhedenBlok SEM1, Blok SEM2

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