Public Lecture by Dr. Philip Kitcher – “Can We Sustain Democracy, And The Planet Too?

The Nova Scotian Institute of Science is partnering to present the following lecture.

The Situating Science national Strategic Knowledge Cluster, the Evolution Studies Group and Dalhousie University’s College of Sustainability along with the Atlantic Regional Philosophical Association (ARPA), Nova Scotian Institute of Science (NSIS), Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs (CCEPA), and the Friends of the Halifax Common are pleased to invite you to join us for a free public evening lecture by science and democracy expert, Dr. Philip Kitcher.

CAN WE SUSTAIN DEMOCRACY, AND THE PLANET TOO?
Examining Scientific Expertise in Public Life
Dr. Philip Kitcher, John Dewey Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University
Thursday 3 October 2013 at 7 PM
Ondaatje Hall, McCain Building, Dalhousie University
6135 University Ave., Halifax, NS

RECEPTION TO FOLLOW LECTURE

Poster available at:
http://www.situsci.ca/event/philip-kitcher-can-we-sustain-democracy-and-planet-too

Live streamed at:
WWW.SITUSCI.CA
WWW.CCEPA.CA

In most democratic nations, Dr. Kitcher argues, there is little popular support for the measures that are urgently needed to limit global warming. This raises provocative questions for us as citizens: How do democratic ideals shape the living conditions of our descendants? How should the institutions and procedures that exemplify democratic ideals change? How do we better understand the relationship between expertise and
democracy, climate science and society?