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Event Name: CLA Hale Lecture Series
Category: Academic/College Events
Sub Category: College of Liberal Arts
Description: Hale Lecture Series
Thursday, December 13th
4-5:30 pm
Eastman Hall, 01-2000

Dr. Brett Caloia (Hobart and William Smith College)

"From Policy to Activism: Deep Ecology Manifested in Action"

One of the more radical views to emerge from the study of Deep Ecology is the claim that some kinds of value are not anthropocentric. If these forms of intrinsic value exist, what political system is best able to protect them? I will argue that all social contract theory, indeed all liberal political theory, is unable to summon the authority to protect these forms of value. Because of this problem, advocates of Deep Ecology cannot coherently work to change policy within a social contract system. Instead, the most promising route to seeing such forms of value recognized is activism that aims at ultimately overturning central tenants of social contract theory.

Schedules: 12/13/2012   (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Eastman Hall, 01-2000

Contact: Cassandra Shellman
Phone: 475-2057
Cost: Cost - FREE