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Philosophy Workshop: “Rewilding”

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm MDT

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Workshop Details

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.
 

Workshop Overview

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.

Workshop Details

Date: Sunday, April 11th
Time: 10am – 12:30pm MDT

Registration Info

Zoom Registration: See Below (Scroll down)
Cost: Free (Donations Welcome)

Workshop Leader

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.

 

Register Here

Once you register, you will receive an e-mail & personal log-in info to join the workshop.

For those who have not used Zoom before on your computer, click here to do a test run and ensure your system is working properly: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115002262083-Joining-a-test-meeting.

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