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posted by Robert DeVet in on janv. 19, 2014 - View profile


Freedom in the Anthropocene Era

- 9:00pm
Jeudi Janvier 30 2014

Venue: Marion McCain Arts & Social Sciences building, Ondaatje Hall, Dalhousie University
Address: 6135 University Ave.

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Timothy Luke, Political Science, Virginia Technical University, VA; Andrew Biro, CRC in Political Ecology, Acadia University; Dave Bedford, Political Science, UNB; James Hutt, Activist, Solidarity Halifax, Divest Dalhousie and the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition.

The anthropocene is an informal geologic chronological term that serves to mark the evidence and extent of human activities that have had a significant global impact on the Earth's ecosystems (Wikipedia). Our panelists will discuss the problems at the root of humanistic and philosophical questioning—What does it mean to be human? What does human existence mean against 100,000 years of climate change? What does one life mean in the face of species death or the collapse of global civilization?

Read the fascinating November 10, 2013 New York Times commentary by Roy Scranton “Learning How To Die in the Anthropocene.”

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