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Lecture by Svrine Kodjo-Grandvaux: Thinking with African Philosophies and Living Our Cosmic Condition

17 September @ 16:30 - 17:00

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The ecological crisis has made us aware of the necessity to rethink our link to nature and the limits of the Bacon-Descartes model according to which human is master of nature and which has led to a positivist conception of science and to a technical and mechanical rationality. What is important to do nowadays if we want to think ecology is to relink ourselves to nature but not only. It is also to relink us to our cosmic condition. And…
The ecological crisis has made us aware of the necessity to rethink our link to nature and the limits of the Bacon-Descartes model according to which human is master of nature and which has led to a positivist conception of science and to a technical and mechanical rationality. What is important to do nowadays if we want to think ecology is to relink ourselves to nature but not only. It is also to relink us to our cosmic condition. And in this perspective, African philosophies can help us. As the Ghanaian philosopher Kwasi Wiredu explains, African or oriental philosophies are philosophies of nature. All, in their different ways, teach respect for nature.

Organizer

Simon Gusman
Email:
ccep@ftr.ru.nl

Venue

Radboud University Nijmegen, Erasmusplein 1, E 2.18
Erasmusplein 1
Nijmegen, Netherlands
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The ecological crisis has made us aware of the necessity to rethink our link to nature and the limits of the Bacon-Descartes model according to which human is master of nature and which has led to a positivist conception of science and to a technical and mechanical rationality.
What is important to do nowadays if we want to think ecology is to relink ourselves to nature but not only. It is also to relink us to our cosmic condition. And in this perspective, African philosophies can help us. As the Ghanaian philosopher Kwasi Wiredu explains, African or oriental philosophies are philosophies of nature. All, in their different ways, teach respect for nature.

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