John Cobb & Friends Gathering: Barbara Muraca
November 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PST
Topic: Decolonizing Ecology: Process Ontology and Societal Relationships with Nature
Presenter: Barbara Muraca
Dr. Barbara Muraca, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon, articulates a radical critique of the structural coloniality of the Western concept of nature, on which both conservationism and the overexploitation of resources are rooted. By drawing on Whitehead’s relational process ontology, on Gernot Böhme’s phenomenological approach to ecology, as well as on postcolonial theories, indigenous philosophies, and STS Studies she will outline possible trajectories for a decolonization of societal relationships with nature and show their relevance for current environmental justice struggles.
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