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Postponed // Hope for a Planet in Peril

March 26 - March 28

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Postponed

Hope for a Planet in Peril

 
The realities of anthropogenic climate change, species extinction, and sea level rise compel a rethinking of humanity’s place in the world, and a reimagining of the dominant cultural and political forms that threaten life on our planet. Our situation is one in which many of the built environments — the food and energy systems, the infrastructures for production, transport, and dwelling — designed for human flourishing now imperil the lives of countless fellow creatures and the places they inhabit.
 
Multiple questions follow. What sort of being is the human being that now influences, if not determines, multiple life-system processes from cellular to atmospheric levels? How shall we evaluate and correct the economies and institutions that undermine the bases and flows of life? Do the academic disciplines that have shaped our thinking and commitments need to change if people are to live in hope? What can we learn from the past as we look toward the future?
 
This conference brings together leading scholars from diverse disciplines (political economy, history, anthropology, theology, philosophy, environmental humanities, and law) to examine the conditions under which a hopeful future might be imagined. Key themes, concepts, and practices that have animated cultural production will be examined and evaluated so as to outline a better prospect for our future, shared life.
 

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Details

Start:
March 26
End:
March 28
Website:
https://kenan.ethics.duke.edu/hope-for-a-planet-in-peril/

Venue

Divinity School Goodson Chapel
403 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708 United States
Website:
http://maps.duke.edu/map/index.php?id=21&embedMrkId=2826&mapOnly=1#!m/2770

Organizers

Kenan Institute for Ethics
Henry Luce Foundation