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World Philosophy Day Lecture to Focus on ‘Loving Nature’

Dale Jamieson
Dale Jamieson.

With the support of funds from alumni annual giving, the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies will host NC State’s third World Philosophy Day Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 16. The speaker is Dale Jamieson, professor of philosophy and environmental studies and chair of the Department of Environmental Studies at New York University. Jamieson will speak on “Loving Nature” at 3 p.m. in Riddick Hall, Room 451.

Jamieson is the author or co-author of five books, including Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle to Stop Climate Change Failed—and What It Means For Our Future (Oxford University Press, 2014) and Love in the Anthropocene (OR Books, 2015), a collection of short stories and essays written with the novelist, Bonnie Nadzam. He has also edited or co-edited 10 books and published more than 100 articles and book chapters.

World Philosophy Day has been celebrated internationally on the third Thursday of November since 2002. It was officially proclaimed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2005 to celebrate and advance philosophy as “a discipline that encourages critical and independent thought and is capable of working towards a better understanding of the world and promoting tolerance and peace.”