[SydPhil] Macquarie Philosophy WiP Seminar Tuesday 24th May - Assoc. Prof. Simon Lumsden
pierrick.bourrat at mq.edu.au
Thu May 19 11:54:59 AEST 2022
Our next seminar will be next Tuesday (24th May) from 1-2pm.
Attend in-person at 25C Wally's Walk, Room C326.
Or, join us on zoom at this link: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/cvuwCZY1NqiM8E4Lwczcej4?domain=macquarie.zoom.us<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/cazZC1WLPxcpB1zo0tGiMJp?domain=aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com>
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Assoc. Prof. Simon Lumsden (UNSW)
Culture After the End of Nature
The culture-nature division is one of the core dualisms of the Enlightenment and western modernity. In environmental thought the idea of nature as a domain independent of the human has had a powerful role in motivating what it is that environmental thought strives to value, understand and protect. It has been argued that in the Anthropocene this division is impossible to sustain, and that this ideal of nature preserves an unproductive human-nature divide. On this view all landscapes are cultured; there is no nature independent of human practices because modernity has transformed ‘nature' into an environment shaped by human activity. In this paper I argue that in Australia, for the settler population, conceiving of a human-culture-in-nature is challenging if not impossible because of colonisation and the enduring legacy of the notion of culture that animates western modernity.
Find details of upcoming seminars on our department website: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/wQ-AC2xMQzikZvlX4IBpU6y?domain=mq.edu.au<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/wQ-AC2xMQzikZvlX4IBpU6y?domain=mq.edu.au>.
For any queries relating to Macquarie Philosophy work-in-progress seminars please contact katrina.hutchison at mq.edu.au<mailto:katrina.hutchison at mq.edu.au> or pierrick.bourrat at mq.edu.au<mailto:pierrick.bourrat at mq.edu.au>.
Pierrick Bourrat | DECRA Fellow & Senior Lecturer
Philosophy Department| Macquarie University | NSW | 2109
Research Affiliate, The University of Sydney
Theory and Method in Biosciences | W griffithslab.org<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/-Hu5C5QPXJi0poj7zf8Wx1L?domain=griffithslab.org>
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