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Humans in Nature: The World as we Find it and the World as we Create It (2014)

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 ItGregory 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.

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