Háskóli Íslands

The climate crisis based on the works of Aristotle, Habermas and Vetlesen.

Open discussion with Jan-Olav Henriksen, dr.philos. & dr. theol.
Wednesday Oct. 2, 10.00-11.30, Háskólatorg HT333
The complexities with which the climate crisis presents humankind, suggest that there are severe limitations in the ways philosophers like Aristotle and Habermas understand human agency with regard to coping with these challenges. Despite their acknowledgement of the embodied character of human life, their understanding of humans’ relationship with nature is restricted. Norwegian philosopher Arne Johan Vetlesen’s critique of these shorcomings will be presented and discussed, with emphasis on the role that relationality and interdependence plays for a more comprehensive understanding of human agency and its potential for facing the climate crisis.
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