Mary Evelyn TUCKER, Senior Lecturer and Senior Researcher, Yale University; Director, Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology
WU Ruihan 吴蕊寒, PhD candidate, Department of Philosophy, Peking University
As our ecological challenges begin to multiply around the planet, we are seeking solutions beyond science and policy alone. While these are necessary to develop an awareness of the problems, we realise we also need broader humanistic and cultural perspectives as we seek solutions. “Ecological humanism” is a term that draws on evolutionary thought to suggest that we have arisen out of the dynamic unfolding of universe and Earth processes over billions of years. This gives us a perspective to be aligned with the creative processes of evolution. Moreover, Confucian and Daoist thought also suggest that the role of humans is to complete these processes in a manner that contributes to the flourishing of life. Our role then is to create forms of ecological humanism, namely mutually enhancing human-Earth relations. This discussion will focus on the potential synergy between evolutionary thought and Chinese thought in a way that highlights a positive path forward amid growing global challenges.
Tucker, Mary Evelyn and John Grim, Overview of World Religions and Ecology, Yale University, 2009 – link
TEDxFGCU, Journey of the Universe, YouTube video – link
Since Wilderness Cafè in Wudaokou is closing down his third floor and cannot host us anymore, for this event we will be hosted by Tsinghua SEM X-Elerator 清华经管学院－创业者加速器, at the entrance of Innoway Zhongguancun.
Innoway Zhongguancun, Haohai Building 3rd floor, Haidian East Street 36, Haidian, Beijing
*On the northern entrance of the Haohai building there’s the lift that will take you to the third floor, directly at the X-Elerator
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