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Kingdom, Commodity, or Community? The Religious and Philosophical Meanings of Nature

September 10, 2022 | 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

In this current era of climate change, it is clear that how we conceptualize humankind’s relationship to nature—whether explicitly or implicitly—has enormous ramifications. This seminar will explore various religious and philosophical approaches to the natural world, paying particular attention to the ways in which unspoken assumptions about nature shape our everyday behavior. Together, we will examine a set of key ideas that have shaped American attitudes toward nature, and we will explore the transformational power of reconceptualizing humankind’s place within the natural world, asking: “What is the nature of nature, and what, therefore, are the limits and imperatives of human action?”

Tuition is $65 to attend in person and includes lunch. UNC Students can attend for free, but pre-registration is required. Discounts are available for UNC faculty, & staff. Register here by Thursday September 8 at 3pm


Sponsored by Carolina Public Humanities and the General Alumni Association


Carolina Public Humanities, UNC-Chapel Hill


September 10, 2022
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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