The International Society for Environmental Ethics invites submissions of individual papers (approximately 20 minutes running time) or proposals for themed sessions (particular topics, author meets critics, etc.; 2 or 3 hours running time) for the next Central Division APA meeting. The meeting will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, USA at the Hilton, Ball Park.
A WORKSHOP TO BE HELD ON 23-24 June 2014 AT DURHAM UNIVERSITY, UK
According to decision making bodies such as the UK Government’s DEFRA and the UN Environment Programme, one of the reasons ecosystems have value is because they can provide human beings with cultural ecosystem services. The thought is that woods, say, or wetlands have value, not simply because they supply us with fuel, food and other material benefits, but because they can inspire us, for instance, or fortify our resolve, or hone our aesthetic faculties, or provide us with religious symbols, or shape our sense of who we are. Continue reading
AOS: Environmental sustainability, environmental studies, environmental economics, or related environmental policy areas.
The International Society for Environmental Ethics is seeking commentators on papers that will be presented at its 11th Annual Meeting that will be held June 17-20, 2014 at the Highlands Presbyterian Retreat Center in Allenspark, Colorado, USA.
Degrowth Summer School (Barcelona, Spain, July 4-21, 2014)
Adapting to the times of crisis: an advanced course on socially sustainable degrowth
Amidst calls for restoring growth as a path out of the crisis, the intellectual and political degrowth movement exposes the impossibility to greening economic growth, or making it equitable. In theoretical terms degrowth implies a radical critique to the western notion of growth- and technology-led development as a single overarching path of organizing social and economic life. It implies revisiting the role of monetary and market-based transactions in society and searching for a way to bring back its human, emotional, non-utilitarian or gift-based traits. Continue reading
AOS: Philosophy of science, technology, environment. Interests in literature, public policy, the environment, history of science, and/or philosophy of technology would be especially welcomed.