Christoph Rehmann-Sutter, professor of bioethics at the University of Lübeck, is visiting the department this week. Today he will be giving a seminar on ‘Kant and climate colonialism’.
Wednesday March 13, 2-3.30.
NEW Location! Bush House (NE) 3.22 (3rd floor, North East Wing)
Kant’s later work on moral philosophy contains some thoughts about a political union of the nations in a postcolonial situation. These ideas relate to the discussion about global governance of climate change after the Paris accord of 2015: Since power is unevenly distributed, the distribution of claims must be “provisional”, he said. But what about the ethics of climate change? In particular: What are the implications of postcolonialism on the ethics of climate change? Which are the impediments and the pitfalls of social transformation that is necessary to mitigate disastrous climate change?
All are welcome to attend!
Directions to Strand Campus (King’s Building marked as “A” on the map):