Speaking for and about Nature

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  • Room 410, Babbage Building

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This talk focuses on the question of 'voice' and how Nature exercises its agency via human translators. 

There are two key aspects to this process: first, debates over who should be able to speak 'for' the environment/animals (advocates); second, discussions about who ought to be able to speak 'about' the environment/animals (experts). There are complicating factors in both cases, and there is a need to appreciate that ultimately questions of eco-philosophy have to find their way into the institutional processes of law and courts.

Speaker: Rob White

Rob White is Professor of Criminology at the University of Tasmania, Australia and Visiting Professor at the University of Plymouth. He has published extensively in the areas of criminology, youth studies and eco-justice.

This talk is open to all and no booking is required. Contact Portlandvillasadminhub@plymouth.ac.uk for any queries.

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