Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Climate Ethics


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $90
Date/Time: Mondays, February 24; March 2, 9, 16 & 23, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Martin Benjamin, Ph.D., professor emeritus of philosophy, Michigan State University
Location: Concord Campus

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Course Description

Professor Benjamin investigates the moral dilemmas we face as the world’s climate changes. Authors such as Stephen Gardiner and David Weisbach have addressed them, and so have many others. The issues they raise are complex, and making sense of how ethical frameworks apply to them is not easy. This is the realm Professor Benjamin asks us to explore. Given our deepening climate crises, what is just behavior, whose rights deserve protection, what is owed to the creatures with whom we share the planet, and what is owed to our grandchildren and great grandchildren? Join OLLI and Professor Benjamin for a try at finding ethically sound responses to such difficult and increasingly pressing questions.


Event Details

Date: 2020-02-24

Start time: 01:30 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord


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