In this ZOOM workshop led by philosopher Christopher Preston, we’ll explore a form of environmental conservation and ecological restoration known as rewilding and some of the implications and philosophical questions it poses.
Viewed scientifically, rewilding is the restoration of animal species and natural processes onto impacted landscapes. Viewed philosophically, rewilding challenges ways of thinking about animals and the environment dominant for centuries.
We will draw from case studies in Europe and the United States to explore the emerging lessons of a rewilding.
When & Where
This workshop led by philosopher Christopher Preston will take place via ZOOM on Sunday, April 11th 2021. No prior background in philosophy is needed to participate.
Date:Sunday, April 11th Time: 10am – 12:30pm MDT
Zoom Registration: See Below (Scroll down) Cost: Free (Donations Welcome)
Christopher Preston, PhD is a professor of philosophy at The University of Montana. His areas of specialty include environmental philosophy, climate ethics, the ethics of emerging technologies, rewilding, and feminist philosophy. A native of England – who has studied and worked in Colorado, Alaska, Oregon, Washington DC, and South Carolina – his life in the US is oriented in many ways around the power of wild landscapes. In addition to being a professor, he has worked as a commercial fisherman, a tool librarian, and a backcountry Park Service Ranger. Christopher has published extensively on climate engineering, synthetic biology, and the new epoch of the Anthropocene, and finds significance in both the new, and the traditional, wild.
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