Wednesday Lunch Hour - Living Well Now and in the Future: Why Sustainability Matters

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Noon - 12:50 pm
Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase 215

Most people acknowledge the profound importance of sustainability, but few can define it. We are ethically bound to live sustainably for the sake of future generations, but what does that mean? Randall Curren, a philosopher, joined Ellen Metzger, a scientist, to clarify normative aspects of sustainability in a new book, Living Well Now and in the Future: Why Sustainability Matters (MIT Press, 2017). Combining their perspectives, they propose that sustainability can be understood as the art of living well together without diminishing opportunity to live well in the future.  Professor Curren will join us to discuss the book and their findings.

Presented by Randall Curren, who is Chair and Professor in the Department of Philosophy and holds a secondary appointment at Warner in educational leadership. He is an ethicist, who works across the boundaries of moral, political, legal, environmental, and educational philosophy.

A salad bar will be served. Food will be available at 11:45 am. The program starts promptly at noon.

Tags: Randall Curren, sustainability ethics, Warner Wednesday Talk