Date of Award

Spring 5-2-2018

Document Type

Honors Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Classics, Philosophy, and Religion

Department Chair or Program Director

Vasey, Craig

First Advisor

Matzke, Jason

Major or Concentration

Philosophy (Pre-Law Concentration)


In the year 2018, the race to “save” nature seems more urgent than ever, and yet the continuous foot-dragging on the implementation of sustainable policy and practices seems to continue. There is a quite a bit of time and energy invested in sustainable efforts with, in some cases, little show for it. With the amount of effort put into finding a solution to the earth’s rapidly changing conditions, one must wonder, 1) what is holding us back from fighting against climate change? And 2) are our current attempts all worth it? The best way to move forward in our societal mission to “save” the world, is to get clear on what it is we are fighting for and what has been slowing our progress thus far.

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Philosophy Commons