Academic Philosophy Events in the Netherlands
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Peter Hershock, “Climate and Compassion. Buddhist Contribution to an Ethics of Intergenerational Justice”
29 May 2017 @ 15:45 - 17:30
- When: Monday May 29th, 15.45-17.00
- Where: University College Utrecht (Campusplein, Dining Hall Lounge)
• For whom: All welcome!
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- Abstract: Climate change is not a technical problem; it is an ethical predicament that makes evident deep and abiding conflicts among globally-prevailing political, economic, social and cultural values. Resolving the predicament of climate change will require both increasingly detailed clarity about its historical and structural origins, and deep, intercultural and intergenerational commitment to a new and aptly configured constellation of values and interests. This talk will build on recent efforts to craft an ethics of global justice around the “social emotion” of compassion, making use of Buddhist conceptual resources to argue that working effectively for intergenerational justice requires questioning the primacy of the individual, working out from within a relational worldview to envision a global ethics of relational equity and diversity.
- Who: Dr. Peter D. Hershock is Director of the Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) at the East-West Center (EWC) in Honolulu, Hawai’i. His philosophical research and writing has focused on the philosophical dimensions of Buddhism and on using Buddhist conceptual resources to address contemporary issues, including: technology and development, education, human rights, and the role of values in cultural and social change. His books include: Liberating Intimacy: Enlightenment and Social Virtuosity in Ch’an Buddhism (1996); Reinventing the Wheel: A Buddhist Response to the Information Age (1999); Chan Buddhism (2005); Buddhism in the Public Sphere: Reorienting Global Interdependence(2006); Valuing Diversity: Buddhist Reflection on Realizing a More Equitable Global Future (2012); Public Zen, Personal Zen: A Buddhist Introduction(2014); and Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence (edited, 2015)
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