thinkolio: Degrading Our Environment: Western Philosophy and Man's Separation from Nature

  • Strong Rope Brewery 574 President Street Brooklyn, NY, 11215 United States

Degrading Our Environment: Western Philosophy and Man's Separation from Nature

Environmental degradation is one of the 21st centuries most pressing concerns. Our unsustainable relationship with Nature is fueled (pun intended) by a long held view in Western thought that Man is separate from Nature. This Olio will attempt to provide a historical overview (beginning with Plato and working through the Western philosophical tradition) of the views that support this problematic relationship.

 This Olio will conclude with an open discussion, questioning if it would be beneficial to abandon the concept of Nature entirely.

Tickets $12, purchase them here.