CONFERENCE – ISEE Sessions at the Pacific APA, April 4-7, 2012

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This year’s ISEE group sessions at the Pacific APA look to be outstanding.  The first session centers on the significance and application of Aldo Leopold in the 21st century, while the second involves issues surrounding the management of nonhuman nature, an increasingly important discussion given widespread acceptance of the idea of the Anthropocene.

The Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association will be held April 4-7, 2012, in beautiful Seattle, Washington.  I encourage everyone who will be at the meeting to attend these sessions!

Session 1: Friday, April 6 from 7-10 pm
“New Reflections on the Significance and Application of Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic: A Roundtable Discussion”
Chair: Mark Woods, University of San Diego

  • “Grieving in the Classroom,” David Concepcion, Ball State University
  • “Was Leopold a Feminist?”, Joan McGregor, Arizona State University
  • “Leopold’s Challenge to Environmental Philosophy: Politicizing the Issues,” Jen Rowland, University of North Texas
  • “What Reading Leopold Tells Us about Sustainability Ethics and Indigenous Peoples,” Kyle Powys Whyte, Michigan State University

Session 2: Saturday, April 7 from 7-10 pm, “Managing Nature?”
Chair: Geoffrey Frasz, College of Southern Nevada
Saturday, April 7 from 7-10 pm

  • “A Sensible Ecocentrism,” Alexa Forrester, Franklin & Marshall College
  • “The Human Influence: Ecosystem Intervention, Design, and Novelty,” Allen Thompson, Oregon State University
  • “Recreating Eden? Natural Evil and Environmental Ethics,” Joel MacClellan University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • “The Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans: Cetacean Culture and Harm,” Thomas I. White, Loyola Marymount University