A Relationship in Crisis; The Human-Environment Dynamic – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences A Relationship in Crisis; The Human-Environment Dynamic – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

A Relationship in Crisis; The Human-Environment Dynamic

A Relationship in Crisis; The Human-Environment Dynamic

 

Who do we blame for the environmental crisis? Why do some cultures have a more sustainable relationship with the environment than others? What is the most effective way to fight against the devastating effects of man-made climate change?

This talk will attempt to answers these questions, among many others, as it explores issues of anthropocentrism, rationality and autonomy in relation to the environmental crisis. There will also be a Q&A with our guest speakers at the end of the event, so come along armed with curiosity and questions!

Guest Speakers

Dr Dalia Nassar

Dalia is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney with interests in German romanticism and idealism, the philosophy of nature, aesthetics and environmental philosophy. She is also a key researcher at the Sydney Environment Institute and brings a wealth of knowledge about environmental ethics to the discussion.

Wayne Brennan

Wayne is an archaeologist of Gamilaraay descent and has lived and conducted research in the Blue Mountains for over 35 years. He formerly worked for the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, leading Aboriginal Ranger training programmes, and is now a visiting research fellow at the Australian Museum. Wayne’s perspective will be a fascinating insight as to how Indigenous knowledge systems can help create a more sustainable relationship with country and culture.

 

When
5:30 – 7pm Wednesday 22 September 2021

 

Where
On Zoom. An invitation will be sent to everyone registered for the seminar series on the day before the event.

 

To register for the event, please click here

Image: silhouette of trees during sunset photo – Unsplash, Matt Palmer

 

Date

Sep 22 2021
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Time

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

Online

Organizer

Department of Philosophy
Website
http://sydney.edu.au/arts/philosophy
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