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2016 ISEE Conference

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Pace’s Dyson College hosts the International Society for Environmental Ethics Conference’s 13th annual meeting on environmental philosophy featuring discussions on natural value, pollution, climate change, and more.

How will climate change affect future generations? What roles do biodiversity and population play on sustainability? From June 29–July 2, 2016, economists, political ecologists, and philosophers come to Pace University for the 13th annual meeting on environmental philosophy as part of the International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) Conference. This year’s theme revolves around environmental ethics and economics.

With a few notable exceptions, environmental ethicists have addressed questions of economic impact on the environment most often indirectly through (important) topics like animal welfare, biodiversity, climate change, future generations, natural value, population, pollution, and sustainability. This conference asks the question: Can environmental philosophy avoid a sustained critique of the current political-economic system and remain sincere participants in the environmental community? In other words, if it is the caseas some influential critics have arguedthat the social and economic order in which we live is the single systemic cause for planetary ecological crisis, can we in good conscience remain relatively silent?

Wednesday, June 29–Saturday, July 2
Pace University’s NYC Campus
One Pace Plaza
New York, New York 10038

Guest lecturers and presenters will discuss:

  • Environmental values and markets values
  • Are the choices of Homo economicus rational?
  • Sustainable development or unlimited economic growth
  • Valuing ecological systems
  • Compatibility between ecology and economics
  • Environmental justice

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