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Conference Format. Lawrence Buell Literature as Environmental(ist) Thought Experiment? Donald Worster Nature, Liberty, and Equality Mary Evelyn Tucker Touching the Depth of Things: Cultivating Nature in East Asia Michael D. Jackson A Walk on the Wild Side: The Idea of Nature Revisited

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Conference Format

  • Lawrence Buell

    • Literature as Environmental(ist) Thought Experiment?

  • Donald Worster

    • Nature, Liberty, and Equality

  • Mary Evelyn Tucker

    • Touching the Depth of Things: Cultivating Nature in East Asia

  • Michael D. Jackson

    • A Walk on the Wild Side: The Idea of Nature Revisited

  • Bron Taylor

    • From the Ground Up: Growing a Green Future for Religion and Ethics

  • Michael Zimmerman

    • Interiority Regained: Integral Ecology and Environmental Ethics

  • Panel Discussion


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Lawrence Buell

Literature as Environmental(ist) Thought Experiment?

  • How does literature play in to society’s perception of the environment?

  • What are common misconceptions?

  • The Jungle misinterpretation

  • Silent Spring


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Donald Worster

Nature, Liberty, and Equality

  • How does the degradation of our environment affect our liberal democracy?

  • Good examples include:

    • Greenbelt Movement

    • Huxley’s Brave New World


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Mary Evelyn Tucker

Touching the Depth of Things: Cultivating Nature in East Asia

  • Where does monism fit in a discussion dominated by dualism

  • Separation of mind and body


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Michael D. Jackson

A Walk on the Wide Side: The Idea of Nature Revisited

  • Sustainability and globalization, are they the greatest struggles facing all culture?


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Bron Taylor

From the Ground Up: Growing a Green Future for Religion and Ethics

  • Can there be a world religion revolved around the environment?

  • Homogenization or polarization?


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Michael Zimmerman

Interiority Regained: Integral Ecology and Environmental Ethics

  • What deeper force has caused our culture to turn a cold shoulder to ethics and the environment?


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Experience Gained

  • The environmental ethics is a complex issue that is difficult to define. As seen through the panelists, definitions change between cultures and religions

http://www.hds.harvard.edu/cswr/events/events_online.html


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