International Conference on Humanism and Ecological Transition

Dr. Christiaan Alting von Geusau will speak on "The Ecology of the Human being: Listening to the Language of Nature in Modernity” at the International Congress of humanism and ecological transition to take place October 21-22 in Ávila, Spain.

The European Association of Free Faculties (AEFLib), the Catholic University of Avila (UCAV), the Institute of Comparative Philosophy (IPC), the Catholic Institute of Higher Studies (ICES), the Catholic Institute of Rennes (ICR) Universitat Abat Oliba CEU and the Katholische Hochschule ITI (ITI) invite the global community to the International Conference on Humanism and Ecological Transition to be held on 21-22 October 2022 in Ávila (Spain), both in person and virtual.

Over the last two decades, a number of international meetings have taken place which have highlighted the need to address environmental problems jointly. As a result of these meetings, legislative initiatives have been approved that seek to achieve various environmental objectives for the years 2030 and 2050.

In this firm commitment to sustainability, the question arises as to the place of the human being, who is in danger of being blurred. In this sense, the International Conference on Humanism and Ecological Transition aims to reflect on how modern societies can develop fully in harmony with the natural environment and, at the same time, to vindicate the centrality that the human being should have in this process.

The Conference is structured around 5 topics and themes that seek to bring together the different dimensions of the challenge of an ecological transition centred on the person: Economy, Science, Education-Psychology, Law and Philosophy-Theology.

We invite all researchers from all over the world to attend the Conference and to submit a paper proposal along the lines of the above-mentioned topics.

International Conference on Humanism and Ecological Transition

21 October

15:30h Reception
16:00h Openning Ceremony
16:30h Dr. Michel Boyancé: "Ecology or the Return of the Common Good?"
17:15h Dr. Christiaan Alting von Geusau: "The Ecology of the Human being: Listening to the Language of Nature in Modernity".
18:00h Dr. Jorge Mongil: "The Role of Science in the Ecological Transition. Reflections from the Natural Environment".
19:00h Visit to Ávila
20:30h Dinner

22 October

10:00h Dr. Olivier Dupourqué: "Ecology is by Nature a Long-Term Process, whereas the Measurement of Economic Growth is Annual. This Difference in Temporality".
10:45h Marc Levatois: "From Haeckel to the French School of Geography: The Possibility of a Human Ecology?
11:30h Break
12:00h Presentation of Research Papers
13:30h Dr. Carmen Parra: "Environmental sustainability and the defence of Human Rights".
14:15h Lunch
16:30h Presentation of Research Papers
18:00h Dr. Emmanuel Brochier: "The Eclipse of the Philosophy of Nature as the Source of the Ecological Crisis: Can this Vision of Laudato' Si Change the Way We Think about Education?"
18:45h Closing
20:30h Dinner

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