Tag: environmental ethics

Greening of LMU: How Sustainable Do We Want to Be?

By Robert Emmett Date and Location: 9 July 2015, LMU, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, Munich. Technological fixes are not going to solve the capitalism-climate collision in any transcendental, universal sense. We’re not greening ourselves out of the social-environmental challenges ahead with clever gadgets. Instead, as the… Continue Reading “Greening of LMU: How Sustainable Do We Want to Be?”

Worldview: Environmental Conflicts and Interdisciplinarity in Argentina

by María Valeria Berros Environmental issues are highly debated in today’s Argentina, and are researched across a range of disciplines—political science, sociology, anthropology, history, philosophy, literature, and law—as problems linking nature protection, development, and poverty. Analysis has begun to focus on disciplines where the ecological… Continue Reading “Worldview: Environmental Conflicts and Interdisciplinarity in Argentina”

CfP: Consuming the World: Eating and Drinking in Culture, History, and Environment

Location: Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich Conveners: Michelle Mart (Penn State University, Berks Campus), Daniel Philippon (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities), Hanna Schösler (University of Bayreuth) The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, a joint initiative of LMU Munich and… Continue Reading “CfP: Consuming the World: Eating and Drinking in Culture, History, and Environment”

Announcing the RCC Fellowship Cohort 2015-16!

The RCC is pleased to announce the 31 recipients of fellowships for the 2015-16 cohort. In our most competitive round to date, a committee of five members from both the RCC and LMU evaluated the applications to choose the new fellows, who will also… Continue Reading “Announcing the RCC Fellowship Cohort 2015-16!”

Lecture Notes: Warwick Fox’s Responsive Cohesion

Last week, Warwick Fox gave a lecture at the RCC entitled “General Ethics and the Theory of Responsive Cohesion”. Below is a (subjective and unofficial) summary. Why is Warwick Fox proposing a General Theory of Ethics (with capital letters)? Because, in his view, previous… Continue Reading “Lecture Notes: Warwick Fox’s Responsive Cohesion”

Governmental Coercion Is Our Only Hope? A Commentary

Post by Rachel Shindelar If we are going to stop producing greenhouse gases and successfully mitigate climate change, we do not have time to wait around for individuals to become virtuous. Governmental coercion is our only hope. At least, this is what Oxford University… Continue Reading “Governmental Coercion Is Our Only Hope? A Commentary”