Nature and Ethical Thought | Dominican University College

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Date: 
Monday, March 7, 2016 - 13:30 to Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 18:30
Location: 
Dominican University College, 96 Empress Avenue, Ottawa, ON

 

Nature and Ethical Thought

 

Nature and Ethical Thought: Reflections on Laudato Si

The publication of Laudato Si  by Pope Francis once again brought the ecological question to headlines worldwide. Recently, both civil and religious leaders around the globe have affirmed the protection of the environment as a pressing challenge for the 21st century.
 
But, beyond the headlines, what does protection of the environment look like? What does it mean to have responsibility towards nature? What is nature and what are contemporary conceptions of nature? What are the political, social, philosophical, and theological issues at the heart of these questions? 
 
From March 7 to 8, DUC – in collaboration with MUN (Memorial University of Newfoundland) - will welcome scholars and members of the general public to reflect on contemporary conceptions of nature and ethical discourse in the domain of ecology. 
 
On Tuesday March 8th, Fr.  Antoine Guggenheim, from the Collège des Bernardins (France), will give a public lecture entitled "Unité du cosmos et fraternité humaine. Métaphores et éthique dans Laudato Si."