Mendieta to Speak on A Bestiary for the Anthropocene

mendietaThe Anthropocene names a new geological epoch, one in which humans are no longer at the mercy of nature, but rather one in which nature is now at the mercy of human recklessness and incontinence. On Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Bernat Special Events Room on the Le Moyne College campus, Eduardo Mendieta, Ph.D. will aim to think through the Anthropocene from the perspective of animal life in an age of megaurbanization and the “end of the wild.”

This lecture is part of the McDevitt Center’s new initiative devoted to Sustaining Earth which is motivated by our conviction that a full understanding of these threats and effective responses to them must draw upon both scientific and broadly religious insights and perspectives. It is co-sponsored by the Philosophy Department.

Eduardo Mendieta received his doctorate in philosophy from the New School for Social Research. He is currently a professor of philosophy at The Pennsylvania State University where he teaches courses on ethics and temporality, moral reasoning, politics and society, and Homer’s Iliad.

For additional information on Dr. Mendieta we suggest beginning with this series of interviews with theologian Claudio Carvalhaes, Ph.D.

This lecture is free and open to the public. For additional information please contact the McDevitt Center at mcdevittcenter@lemoyne.edu or (315) 445-6200.

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