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Instructor Info:Christoph Cox
Office Extension x5604
TA Info:Rebecca DeLucia
Term: 2013S
Meeting Info: Tuesday Thursday
02:00 PM - 03:20 PM Emily Dickinson Hall (EDH) 4
02:00 PM - 03:20 PM Emily Dickinson Hall (EDH) 4
Description: What is life? What sorts of things are "alive"? And what are death and extinction? These puzzling questions are basic to thinking about ecological sustainability. Yet they are far from settled. This course offers an interdisciplinary investigation into life, death, sustainability, and extinction. We will discuss the work of philosophers, evolutionary biologists, psychologists, and cognitive scientists, and examine imaginative speculations about life and death in horror fiction, disaster films, and art exhibitions in order to investigate the origins and ends of living organisms, species, and nature itself.