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Date Mar 7, 2013
Time 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm  
Location Room 124 Burrill Hall, 407 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana
Sponsor Center for a Sustainable Environment with co-sponsorship from the School of Earth, Society, and the Environment; the College of Law: and the Student Sustainability Committee.
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March 7.  Humans Above All.  A critical modern assumption is that humans are the only species to possess moral value.  Is this morally defensible?  We’ll explore the considerable differences between animal-welfare and ecological modes of thought while paying attention generally to the many ways we benefit from other life forms and how we might think about them. As will be apparent, the varied reasons for wanting to conserve other life forms can lead to widely differing assessments and conservation policies.

 

 
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