Panel Discussion Philosophy: Nature & Humanity – Where Has Western Thought Gone Wrong?

L to R: Andreas Weber, Charlotte Klonk, Kieran Finnane, Paul Ah Chee, Rolf Gerritsen © L to R: Andreas Weber, Charlotte Klonk, Kieran Finanne, Paul Ah Chee, Rolf Gerritsen

Mon, 11.09.2017

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Charles Darwin University, Alice Springs

Andreas Weber and Charlotte Klonk in Conversation with Kieran Finnane and Paul Ah Chee Ngala

Western thinkers have developed many theories about the relationship between nature and humanity. Have they served us well? How can learnings from Indigenous and other cultural frameworks inform this perspective?

German speakers: Andreas Weber is a biologist, philosopher and nature writer. His work focuses on a re-evaluation of life as an embodied commons. Charlotte Klonk is Professor of Art History and New Media at the Institute of Art and Visual History, Humboldt-Universität Berlin. 

Australian speakers: Kieran Finnane is a journalist and arts writer. She has lived in Alice Springs since 1987, writing for the Alice Springs News as well as national publications. She is the author of the book Trouble: On Trial in Central AustraliaPaul Ah Chee Ngala is of Arrernte/Arranda descent and grew up in Alice Springs. He is a a musician, businessman, and cultural entrepreneur and is currently  Director of the Alice Springs Desert Park.

Moderator: Professor Rolf Gerritsen, Charles Darwin University 
Language: English
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This event is part of the series Responsibility & Humanity – Nature, Culture and Terror presented in Australia by the Goethe-Institut. The series investigates key philosophical questions of our time. Curated by a German-Australian team of experts, the events explore topics that challenge and move us. ​A group of four contemporary German thinkers will join an equally interesting range of Australian guests in a different kind of dialogue.