2005 Karbank Symposium in Environmental Philosophy

Hosted by the Boston University Department of Philosophy

3-6pm, Friday April 15, in room 205 of the Photonics Building
(The Photonics building is at 8 St. Mary’s Street, close to the BU Central T stop.)

At 3pm: Alan Carter – ‘Biodiversity and All That Jazz’

Alan Carter holds the Chair of Moral Philosophy at the University of Glasgow. He has published many influential works in moral and political philosophy, with a particular focus upon environmental issues. His most recent book is A Radical Green Political Theory.

At 4.30pm: Katie McShane – ‘Why Environmental Ethics Shouldn’t Give Up on Intrinsic Value’

Katie McShane is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at North Carolina State University. She graduated in 2002 with a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Michigan. She has written on such topics as ecosystem health, the place of environmental concerns in theories of value and the moral significance of our emotional engagements with nature.

The talks are free and open to all.