Undergraduate Thesis - From Plato to Policy: The Religious History of Environmental Thought and its Role in the Deepwater Horizon Disaster
Dr David Rossiter
I will begin by setting the scene of Deepwater Horizon and the events leading up to and following the blowout, providing critical context to understanding why this disaster happened. I will then give a brief summary of the history of deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in order to provide some of the historical context not apparent in the actual event itself. Next I will dive into the rich history of Greek and Roman environmental philosophy, describing crucial theories from Plato’s Republic as well as thoughts from his student Aristotle, Pythagoras, and the Stoics.
Peterson, Isaac, "Undergraduate Thesis - From Plato to Policy: The Religious History of Environmental Thought and its Role in the Deepwater Horizon Disaster" (2023). College of the Environment Internship Reports. 99.
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