Fall 2014 Sawyier Philosophy Lecture in Science, Technology, and Society

Nancy Tuana, the Pennsylvania State University DuPont/Class of 1949 Professor of Philosophy and founding director of the Rock Ethics Institute, will present the 2014 Sawyier Philosophy Lecture on Science, Technology, and Society on Friday, November 14 at 2:30 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building, Room 111.

Her topic will be “Climate Change and Ethics: Broadening the Scope of the Dialogue.” There has been a growing recognition that anthropocentric climate change raises complex ethical issues, particularly regarding issues of justice concerning the impacts of climate change. However, less attention has been paid to important ethical issues relevant to the development and application of knowledge regarding climate change impacts. Broadening the scope of the dialogue to include attention to the ethical dimensions of climate science and decision support is an essential next step.

There will be coffee, soda, and cookies at 2 p.m. There will be time for questions and answers after the presentation.