Philosophy 101: Environmental Ethics

Friday, 11th May 2012 | 7:00 pm

This Friday, Philosophy 101 returns with a brand new session on Environmental Ethics.

Is the environment intrinsically valuable? Do we have an ethical obligation to the environment? Is “trendy environmentalism” a mistaken route? Join us at T2F for a philosophical exploration of the value and moral standing of the natural environment, its nonhuman components, and the challenge of environmental ethics.

About Philosophy 101 with Shajia Sarfraz Haroon

What is the nature of the universe? Can we really know anything? Do we have free will? How is the mind related to the body? What is the nature of morality?

Philosophy 101Philosophy 101 is an initiative to discuss life’s questions in the hope of enjoying a stimulating philosophical argument and indulging in some mental gymnastics. It is not an attempt to seek answers to arbitrary questions or explanations of abstract problems, nor is it a promise to figure out “the meaning of life”. Philosophy 101 aims to challenge conventional beliefs through logical discussions about topics inspired by everyday curiosity. In each session, Shajia will introduce a contemporary issue under a relevant philosophical theme in ethics, epistemology, aesthetics or metaphysics. The format of the talks is interactive and informal. No prior knowledge of philosophy is needed and audience members are encouraged to participate.

Shajia Sarfraz Haroon is an independent researcher in ethics and religion. She was recently invited by the University of Cambridge and the International Society of Science and Religion to speak at the Belief in Dialogue Conference at the American University of Sharjah. Shajia is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a double major in Human Biology and Philosophy.

Date: Friday, 11th May, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Minimum Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.

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