This three-day conference welcomes researchers to focus on intergenerational ethics through cross-cultural philosophical dialogue. Organized around the guiding theme of connections among the concepts of nature, time and responsibility and hosted by the Nature, Time, Responsibility Research Group based at Concordia. Presented virtually and open to all.
Tuesday, September 28, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Workshop: Backs to the Future? Learn more and register here.
Tuesday, September 28, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Opening Talk: Indigenous World View: Intergenerational Ethics and Heritage with Mona Polacca. Learn more and register here.
September 29, 1 – 6 p.m. EST
September 30, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST
October 1, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST
Nature, Time, Responsibility is an intercultural, interuniversity philosophy network that promotes sustained dialogue on the topic of moral, legal and political responsibilities in the face of environmental challenges and the injustices they cause.
Since 2011, Nature, Time, Responsibility has organized four major conferences, bringing together over 30 researchers from around the world, including China, the USA, Japan, Germany, Canada, Finland and Australia to engage in in-depth, cross-cultural, comparative-philosophical dialogue.
Wednesday, September 29
1 to 1:15 p.m.
Matthias Fritsch and Jing Hu “Territorial Acknowledgement and Welcome”
1:15 to 2:30 p.m.
Talk 1 Marion Hourdequin (Colorado College), “Confucianism and Intergenerational Ethics”
2:30 to 3:45 p.m.
Talk 2 Matthias Fritsch (Concordia University), “Indirect Intergenerational Reciprocity in Indigenous Philosophies and its Relevance to Climate Ethics”
3:45 to 4 p.m.
4 to 5:15 p.m.
(Auckland, NZ Thursday, 10 to 11:15 a.m.)
Talk 3 Krushil Watene (Massey University), “Toward an Indigenous Intergenerational Ethic: Manaakitanga and Kaitiakitanga”
Thursday, September 30
9 to 9:45 a.m.
Discussion Panel, Chair
9:45 to 11 a.m.
(Shanghai, 10:45 a.m. to noon)
Talk 4 James Miller (Duke Kunshan University), “Nature-Time- Responsibility and the Porous Body in Chinese Thought”
11 to 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
(Addis Ababa, 7:45 to 9 p.m. )
Talk 5 Workineh Kelbessa (Addis Ababa University), “Intergenerational Justice and the Environment in Africa”