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Philosophy and Ecology

Philosophy the key to the solution to ecological problems? Changing our worldview as well as our world for the better.

The ecological crisis faced by the human race is primarily a failure of philosophy, and only secondarily one of behaviour. Our misunderstanding of our own nature, our place in the universe, and what constitutes a good life has led with terrible logic to our present situation. Valiant attempts to address the emerging urgent ecological problems simply by urging the world's population to consume less are likely to fall far short of what is required: unless we can promote a positive alternative to the consumption of material things through what the Platonists called the life of contemplative knowledge, the crisis will deepen. This lecture looks at what such a life has to offer, not only with regard to the natural world, but also with regard to human society. After the lecture there will be time set aside for discussion.


Tim Addey | talks | www


Date and Time:

12 November 2009 at 7:30 pm


2 hours



The Pierian Centre
27 Portland Square
0117 924 4512
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Organised by:

The Prometheus Trust
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Available from:

At the door, or reserve a place via the Administrator, The Prometheus Trust, info@prometheustrust.co.uk or phone 01373 825808

Additional Information:

This is the third of a seven lecture series - these lectures are linked but each is self-contained and will therefore be accessible without attendance at the others.

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