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Kathleen D. Moore - December 06, 2010

Kathleen Dean Moore

Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Oregon State University

"Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril"

8:00 PM Monday, December 06, 2010
University Center Ballroom

Kathleen Dean Moore is one of the leading environmental philosophers and nature writers in the country. She will discuss her latest book, which deals with the “Moral Ground Movement” philosophy regarding the ethical obligations owed future generations to protect and preserve the natural environment.

You may also listen to a podcast of the lecture here.

"The Work of the Writer in a World of Wounds"

3:10 PM Monday, December 06, 2010
Gallagher Business Building 123

You are cordially invited to attend a seminar with Kathleen Dean Moore.  She holds a University of Colorado Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Law. Her book Pardons: Justice, Mercy, and the Public Interest, published by Oxford University Press, outlines a justice-based argument for pardons. Since publishing that book she has become one of the leading environmental philosophers in the country. The founding Director of the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word, she teaches and writes about moral, spiritual, and cultural relationships to the natural world. Her courses at Oregon State University include Environmental Ethics, the Philosophy of Nature, and Critical Thinking. She has written four books of nature essays: Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature; Holdfast: At Home in the Natural World; Riverwalking: Reflections on Moving Water; and The Pine Island Paradox: Making Connections in a Disconnected World, winner of the Oregon Book Award. She also has edited How It Is: The Native American Philosophy of V. F. Cordova and Rachel Carson: Legacy and Challenge. Her latest book, Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, which she co-edited with Michael P. Nelson, collects responses from more than eighty moral leaders, scientists, business leaders, and activists to the question, “Do we have a moral obligation to the future to leave a world as rich in possibilities as the world we inherited?” She publishes in professional philosophy journals, but also in popular journals, such as Discover, Audubon, the North American Review, and Orion, where she serves on the board of directors. She lectures widely and is a frequent guest on radio programs having to do with environmental issues. A two-time “Master Teacher” at Oregon State University, she also is the recipient of the OSU Alumni Distinguished Professor Award. She currently is helping to create an Environmental Humanities Initiative in the Division of Arts and Sciences.