Fall 2007 Karbank Symposium in Environmental Philosophy

Thoreau and Environmentalism

The Karbank Symposium, an annual lecture series, offers a forum for discussing issues in environmental philosophy broadly construed. Topics range from biodiversity, transgenic respeciation, and global warming, to nature aesthetics. The colloquia are designed to provide a forum for distinguished scholars of various backgrounds to address their work to a broad audience. The Symposium is named in honor of Steven Karbank, a generous benefactor of the Boston University Department of Philosophy and major sponsor of the series.

Friday, November 16 , 2007, 1:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The Castle, 225 Bay State Road

Moderator: Charles Capper, Boston University

Richard Primack, Boston University
Thoreau as a Climate Change Scientist

Max Oelschlaeger, Norther Arizona University
Thoreau’s Anticipations of Human Agency in Ecological Context

William Rossi, University of Oregon
Thoreauvian Science and the Environmental Subject

Alfred I. Tauber, Boston University
Thoreau’s Pantheism and the Birth of American Environmentalism