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Anthropocene Campus | Forum Earthly Ethics

Sat, Nov 22, 2014 Key Terms III with Zev Trachtenberg, Will Steffen, Philipp Oswalt; Moderation: Ashkan Sepahvand

“Earthly ethics or earthlings’ ethics?”, as philosopher Zev Trachtenberg begins this discussion about ethics in the Anthropocene. Who is intended by this “we,” as climate researcher Will Steffen continues? What could an “earthly ethics” look like? What about an ethics of the swarm? Or an ethics of things? A discussion to mark the conclusion of the Anthropocene Campus, led by Ashkan Sepahvand, HKW.
Part II, public presentation of “Key Terms,”Key Term III, “Earthly Ethics.”

Zev Trachtenberg teaches philosophy at the University of Oklahoma. Will Steffen teaches at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at Australian National University (ANU) Climate Change Institute and is currently researching at Stockholm Resilience Centre. Philipp Oswalt is an architect and journalist and teaches theory and design at Universität Kassel.