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World Philosophy Day Lecture: Loving Nature

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November 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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World Philosophy Day was officially proclaimed by UNESCO in 2005 to celebrate and advance philosophy as “a discipline that encourages critical and independent thought and is capable of working towards a better understanding of the world and promoting tolerance and peace.” The speaker at the NC State World Philosophy Day Lecture this year will be Dale Jamieson, Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies and Chair of the Department of Environmental Studies at New York University. Jamieson will speak on “Loving Nature.” In his lecture, he will try to resolve some paradoxes concerning love and then argue that nature is a proper object of love and that loving nature can be a powerful motivator for protecting it. All are welcome