Kathleen Dean Moore (Oregon State University), “Great Tide Rising: The Moral Urgency of Climate Action” (Yale Program on Climate Change Communication)

Event time: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Kroon Hall, Room 319 See map
195 Prospect Street
Event description: 
What is the role of narrative in environmental ethics?
What is the spiritual and cultural value of nature?
Kathleen Dean Moore, Ph.D., will explore these questions in the context of the climate crisis in a lecture and conversation over lunch.
Dr. Moore is a philosopher, activist, and award-winning author of Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril; Great Tide Rising: Toward Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change: Piano Tide, A Novel; and the forthcoming, Earth’s Wild Music: In Memoriam.  She focuses on engaged philosophy, i.e., philosophy that contributes to public discourse. She is a distinguished Professor Emerita at Oregon State University, presenting workshops, lectures, and a music/spoken-word performance, “The Extinction Variations,” with classical pianist Rachelle McCabe. She regularly engages with the public through art and philosophy to bring attention to the climate crisis.