updated:  Dec 13, 2011

I had the pleasure of attending two invited talks last Friday, one by Douglas Karrow, Associate Professor of science and environmental education at Brock University, and a second one by Craig Perfect, doctoral candidate at McMaster University.

Click on this beautiful orchid image to read Dr Karrow’s philosophically conceptualized story behind it, titled “Reclaiming Mystery: A Disposition to Socio-­Ecological Consciousness”:


Below is  Craig Perfect’s table (some formatting added ) from his talk on the Western view of nature and environmental ethics, referencing Martin Heidegger and a student of his, Hans Jonas, who is known for developing a system of  ethics, the area Heidegger stayed away from. Jonas’s supreme principle of morality in English: “Act so that the effects of your action are compatible with the permanence of genuine human life.” A list of his books.

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Many good, and far-reaching ideas were discussed in the Q&A sessions that followed, which I’ll leave to upcoming theses and publications to cover. 
Just a taste of my concise contribution here…

updated:  Dec 13, 2011