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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Massimo's Philosophy Cafe
Massimo's Philosophy Cafe
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

Please join us for a Socratic discussion on "Can evolution explain ethics?" 

This meetup is based on a recent conversation with my friend and colleague Dan Kaufman on what, exactly, science can tell us about morality, meaning not the trivially misguided notion that somehow ethics can be reduced to neuroscience, or evolutionary biology, or whatever, but rather the more nuanced question of whether and how science can inform philosophizing about ethics (more here).

Please note that the meeting is free for members of the Ethical Society, $5 for non-members (at the door). If you are a member, please do not RVSP here, you can come anyway.

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th Floor
350NYC Film and Discussion: "Sustainable"
350NYC Film and Discussion: "Sustainable"
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th Floor

Doors open at 6:30pm
Snacks will be served

RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/sustainable-movie-discussion

"Sustainable" provides a vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations. (Produced by Hourglass films.)

The narrative of the film focuses on Marty Travis, a seventh-generation farmer in central Illinois who watched his land and community fall victim to the pressures of big agribusiness. Determined to create a proud legacy for his son, Marty transforms his profitless wasteland and pioneers the sustainable food movement in Chicago.

Sustainable travels the country seeking leadership and wisdom from some of the most forward thinking farmers like Bill Niman, Klaas Martens and John Kempf – heroes who challenge the ethical decisions behind industrial agriculture. It is a story of hope and transformation, about passion for the land and a promise that it can be restored to once again sustain us.

Sponsored by 350NYC Climate Education and Sustainable Solutions group.