Winter Symposium 2022

Winter Symposium 2022

Nordic Environmental Ethics NSU Winter Symposium 2022

31st March & 1st April 2022

University of Copenhagen, Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO)


Thursday 31st March

9:30-10:00 Registration (Lobby)

10:00-10:15 Opening session (von Langen room)

10:15-11:45 Session 1 (von Langen room)

  • Linnea Luuppala: Holonic Account of Moral Status in Ecological Restoration
  • Laura Puumala: Just and Unjust Environmental Wars
  • Max Lewis: Resenting Nature

11:45-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:00 Keynote lecture(von Langen room)

  • Oscar Horta (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela): Wild animal population ethics: toward reducing, rather than increasing, suffering (ONLINE)

Abstract: There are different ways humans currently help wild animals, not as members of certain species or ecosystems, but as sentient individuals. This talk will describe how population ethics and cross-disciplinary work incorporating research from ecology and animal welfare science can inform the expansion of such efforts, with the aim of reducing overall wild animal suffering.

14:00-14:30 Coffee break (Lobby)

14:30-16:00 Special Session: Wildlife Ethics (von Langen room)

  • Jenna Aarnio: Hunting organizations’ depictions of animals and ethics
  • Tristan Katz: Challenging our thinking about wild animals with common-sense ethical principles
  • Teea Kortetmäki: On the boundaries of wild: agricultural lands in environmental ethics

16:15-18:00 Wildlife Ethics book session (Christian Gamborg & Peter Sandøe) + Hyde Park sessions + cocktail reception (Lobby)

20:00 Conference Dinner @ Restaurant San Marco Junior, Falkoner Allé 10

Friday 1st April

9:00-10:30 Session 2 (von Langen room)

  • Helena Siipi: Ethics of nudges for electric cars
  • Anders Melin: The role of ethical deliberation in connection with the assessment of energy scenarios – the case of Sweden
  • Oskari Sivula: Unravelling the tension between environmentalism and space advocacy

10:45-12:15 Session 3 (von Langen room)

  • Gabriel Vidal: A peaceful lake: an examination of Næss’s tertiary qualities
  • Silvija Serafimova: Moral Implications of Complexity versus Complication Debate. Sigmund Kvaløy’s Theory of Ecopolitics (ONLINE)
  • Arwen Meereboer: Ethical Ecologies: What can Tove Jansson and Sven Nordqvist tell us about ethical relationships to matter?

12:15-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Session 4 (von Langen room)

  • Anne Sauka: Ontogenealogies of a Place: Soviet Bodies, Post-Soviet Natures
  • Kinga Ciereszko: Ethics “without the head”. Towards non-centered care practices
  • Oliver Aas: The Psychic Life of Arctic Formlessness

15:00-15:30 Ending Ceremony (von Langen room)

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