THE ENVIRONMENT: 2021 Uehiro Graduate Philosophy Conference

Cross Currents: The Environment

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

2021 Uehiro Graduate Philosophy Conference

Through the Generous Support of
Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education

Keynote Speaker:
Allen Thompson, Oregon State University
Dr. Thompson is an associate professor of philosophy at Oregon State University. His primary areas of research are environmental philosophy, philosophical ethics, social and political philosophy, and practical reason. He will present his paper “A World They Don’t Deserve: Moral Failure and Deep Adaptation.”

Dates: April 16 12:30-5PM, April 17 8:30 AM -1:00 PM

Venue: Zoom Conference
Meeting ID: 982 2607 8374
Passcode: QU1r5x

2021 Uehiro Graduate Philosophy Conference Schedule
Friday, April 16th 12:30-5:00PM
12:30-1:00 Opening remarks and welcome from Dr. Tamara Albertini, Department Chair

1:00-1:30 Concerning the Absurdity of Our Ecological Crisis
Brendan Brown

1:35-2:05 The Sublime in Friedrich’s Paintings
Kimberly Serratos

2:05-2:15 Ten-minute break

2:15-2:45 Arendt on What Makes Us Think
Rivkah Greig

2:50-3:20 Storytelling as Hermeneutic Philosophy of Nature
Annalee Ring 

3:25-3:55 A Weakly Anthropocentric Environmental Ethic in the Mengzi
Chih-Wei Peng

4:00-5:00 A World They Don’t Deserve: Moral Failure and Deep Adaptation
Dr. Allen Thompson

Saturday, April 17th, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
8:30-9:00 Opening remarks and welcome from Emma Irwin, Doctoral Student

9:00-9:30 Ecofeminist Philosophy: A Theoretical Exploration
Mandala de la Rivière

9:35-10:05 Toward a Social Framework of Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature
Timothy Mahoney

10:10-10:40 Extinction, Joy, and Eco-Linguistic Activism
Jonathan McKinney

10:40-11:00 Twenty-minute break

11:00-11:30 Sincere Self-Care in the Face of Self-Resentment
Eric Cabato

11:35-12:05 The Idol Face of Nature: A Critical Examination of Bruce Foltz’s “Nature’s Other Side”
Edward Jesse Capobianco

12:10-12:40 Cultivating the Self to Cultivate the World: from Wu Xing, to Mengzi, then Zhongyong
Kevin Rickman

12:40-1:00 Concluding remarks from Hannah Morrigan, Chief Conference Organizer


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