Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Fouling Our Nest: Is An (Environmental) Ethic Impotent Against (Bad) Economics?-- Pace Law School Dyson Lecture

The annual Dyson lecture will be held on February 9, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in the Judicial Institute Lecture Hall on the Pace Law School campus.

Speaker: Heidi M. Hurd, former Dean of the University of Illinois College of Law, and Professor of Law and Philosophy

Topic: Fouling Our Nest: Is An (Environmental) Ethic Impotent Against (Bad) Economics?

What is the moral nature of nature's capital?  How do market failures contribute to the degradation of the environment?  Why is there no comprehensive ethical and philosophical account of why environmental damage and destruction is immoral?  This lecture will explore the problem posed by the very field of environmental ethics and reveal the philosophical conflict that undergirds of our moral ambivalence towards nature and the environment.

The event is free and open to the public.  To obtain additional information, contact Prof. Brigit Crawford at  

No comments: