Philosophy tea: Rachel Carson Silent Spring: A call to save the environment

  • Date: –16:00
  • Location: Reginateatern Trädgårdsgatan 10, Uppsala
  • Lecturer: This spring Professor Peter Wallensteen and Lecturer Daniel Ogden will continue their popular Philosophy Tea talks.
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  • Organiser: Uppsala universitet i sambarbete med Reginateatern
  • Contact person: Gisella Bengtsson
  • Phone: 070-4250608
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Rachel Carson Silent Spring: A call to save the environment

When Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring was published in 1962 it was an instant bestseller and a resounding alarm-bell: human activities were about to destroy the very conditions that made human existence possible. Being a marine biologist Carson (1907-1964) had observed the impact, for instance, chemicals like DDT on wild-life. Her documentation of these effects helped to galvanize public action, led to a questioning of human domination of the planet’s resources and resulted in debates on appropriate policies that still are ongoing. In this session we will discuss Carson’s arguments, their precedents and continued importance.

Each Philosophy Tea session lasts one hour, with the final twenty minutes being reserved for an open discussion with the audience. The sessions are run in English. Tea and scones will be served. All welcome. Philosophy Tea is supported by Uppsala University and the sessions will be disseminated as pod casts.

Ticket price 100 kr, Students 30 kr, Senior Citizen 80 kr (including fees)

Next Philosophy Tea will take place on 20th March.