In this course we follow the lead of Sherlock Holmes in order to understand how to reason through problems, make arguments, and understand the world.
Being a critical thinker is being someone who is responsive to reasons - someone who reasons fairly, reasons well, and reasons independently. This is a course designed to develop the skills of a good reasoner.
What is the difference between the natural, and the non-natural? What are our responsibilities to the natural world? Environmental problems are pressing, and complex, and this course aims to develop a sophisticated understanding of their underlying philosophical questions.