Climate Change Debate

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Contact: Christine Murphey · · 865-2998

Location: 214 Bobet Hall, Loyola University Campus

Michael Zimmerman will speak on The Climate Change Debate: Greens vs. Moderns.  

The debate about anthropogenic climate change has become the focal point of an on-going clash between the modern and the Green worldviews. Professor Zimmerman examines this debate in terms of a model of cultural development.  According to this model, the Green worldview must not only transcend but also include the noble aspects of the modern worldview. Otherwise, little progress can be made toward finding the common ground needed to foster alternatives to a carbon-based economy.


Professor Zimmerman is an integral theorist whose interests include Integral Ecology, Buddhism, Heidegger, Nietzsche and Ken Wilbur.  He was Professor of Philosophy at Tulane University from 1975 to 2005 where he also Co-Directed the Environmental Studies Program.  Since 2006 he has been a faculty member at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  He is the author and co-author of several articles and books in his field, including Contesting Earth's Future: Radical Ecology and Postmodernity; Environmental Philosphy: From Animal Rights to Radical Ecology; and Intregal Ecology: Using Multiple Perspectives on the Natural World.

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