February 12, 2014 | Rose Hill Campus
O’Hare Special Collections Room, Walsh Library | 12:30 p.m.
- Can we identify “natural” states of affairs at all, especially in light of the degree to which humans have been remaking nature?
- Can concern about the human relationship to nature make any moral sense?
- And could that concern about the human relationship to nature be legitimately taken up into public policy and political discourse?
Drawing on his book Humans in Nature: The World as We Find It and the World as We Create It, Gregory Kaebnick, editor of the Hastings Center Report and a research scholar at The Hastings Center, provided a qualified defense of the preservationist instinct toward nature.