Climate Ethics Public Symposium Part 4: Bryan Norton

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The Climate Ethics Works-in-Progress Conference hosted a free, public symposium Sept. 8, 2011, asking four senior philosophers to engage the question, “How should we think about climate change?”

Fourth up that evening was Bryan Norton, a Distinguished Professor in the School of Public Policy and the Department of Philosophy at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Norton says philosophers often want one right way of looking at an issue so they know how to act. But in fact, he tells the story of his own migration to a more pluralistic approach to the ethics of environmentalism, and how Aldo Leopold’s book, “Sand County Almanac,” helped him think about this.



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Climate Ethics Public Symposium Part 3: Paul Thompson

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The Climate Ethics Works-in-Progress Conference hosted a free, public symposium Sept. 8, 2011, asking four senior philosophers to engage the question, “How should we think about climate change?”

Third up that evening was Paul Thompson, Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics at Michigan State University. He works in biofuels and explains how technological movements need social networks to push them along a trajectory while competing networks push back. He explains this dynamic in relationship to ethanol, concluding that science needs to be steered toward ethical principles through oversight bodies.

This talk was recorded on Sept. 8, 2011.



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Cliimate Ethics Public Symposium
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Climate Ethics Works-in-Progress
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Philosopher Paul B. Thompson
Bio page, Michigan State University

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