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Western Carolina University – WCU will offer free, open-to the public lectures on environmental ethics

Western Carolina University – WCU will offer free, open-to the public lectures on environmental ethics

The University of Western Carolina will host three lectures on the environment.
Ethics by Christian Diehm (Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens).
Point, in March.

Diehm has spoken and written extensively on the subject. He is co-editor of Facing Nature:
Levinas, Environmental Thought and the Author of the Recently Published Connection
Conservation Social Science: Human-Nature Connections and to Nature, Deep Ecology, Conservation Social Science: Conservation Social Science
Protecting the Natural World. He will draw upon philosophy and social sciences to analyze.
There are many dimensions to nature connectedness. This includes what it is and how it can be promoted.
What it produces and what its relevance might have for conservation professionals and academics
Everyday people.

The lectures will be in Apodaca Science Building, room 201.
To the public.

  • Deep Ecology, Connection to Nature: Moving Beyond the Anthropocentric Critique

Monday, March 28, 2016, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Deep ecological philosophy is often criticized.
It remains anthropocentric despite claims to the contrary by theorists.
This lecture will explain why deep ecologists have been subject to such criticisms, and how they can be helped.
They could avoid it by emphasizing connection or identification.
to, nature. This conceptual shift places deep ecology in close proximity to conservation social
Science provides evidence that science supports the relationship between nonanthropocentricity and anthropocentricity
Attitudes and feelings that are connected to nature.

  • Outdoor Experience and Connection to Nature: Exploring the Pathways to the Environment

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 – 6 p.m.
Recent years have seen the most dramatic shift away from the experiential engagement.
Nature.  But why is this possible?
problematic? This lecture discusses the conservation importance of outdoor experience
It explains why it is still an important route to environmental advocacy
Even in our rapidly urbanizing world. It also examines recent calls for different promotion.
Pathways in light of the trend away from spending time outdoors.

  • American Chestnut Restoration – Accommodating Others, or Scaling Up

Thursday, March 31st, 5:30-7 p.m. Genetically modified version of the critically endangered
American chestnut was developed to aid in the restoration of the species. This
Lecture argues against such use on the ground that the engineered cannot be deployed.
tree will set troubling precedents and operates on an ethics paradigm of increased intervention
This presents significant justice challenges in relation indigenous groups. In light
These problems are why it is important that conservationists adopt the non-GMO approach.
Canadian Chestnut Council adopted the chestnut restoration method.

The series sponsors include WCU’s Department of Philosophy and Religion and Brinson
Honors College is part the annual Jerry Jackson Lectures on the Humanities series.
College of Arts and Sciences. College of Education and Allied Professions. College
Health and Human Sciences and Environmental Science.

John F. Whitmire is an associate professor of philosophy at WCU. For more information, please contact John F. Whitmire.
and religion, at 828-227-7262 or [email protected].

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