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The Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series will present:
Living With the Earth System
Prof. Kent Peacock (Department of Philosophy)
Date: September 13, 2019
Time: 3 p.m.
In the age of Trump and Bolsonaro, as the Amazon and Arctic burn and the icecaps crumble, is it even conceivable that humanity could craft a relationship with the earth system that was sustainable? The notion of sustainability is hard to define, but we can take it that at a minimum it means something that is not self-subverting. In this talk, I will outline a conception of sustainability based on an analysis of the biology and biophysics of symbiosis, and sketch prospects for moving toward that state.
Everyone is welcome.