A Lecture and a Seminar on Denialism

Tomaž Grušovnik will be giving an open lecture and two-day seminar about denialism and willful ignorance in May

Associate professor and senior researcher Tomaž Grušovnik, PhD, from University of Primorska is coming to visit Tampere University in May. His areas of research include animal ethics, agnotology, and philosophy of education.  During this visit, he will give an open lecture on the subject of  Avoiding Knowledge and Moral Responsibility: Denialism and Willful Ignorance in Environmental and Animal Ethics. Lecture will be held at Tampere university, but you can also participate via Zoom.

Tomaž Grušovnik will also be giving a two-day seminar Willful Ignorance on Wednesday May 18th and Thursday May 19th at 9.00–11.00 am. Seminar is open for doctoral researchers, master’s level students and academic staff.

more information about the events can be found here: Upcoming lecture & seminar – EnAct – Researching Environmental Activism and Self-Cultivation (enactresearchproject.com)

New Article on Philosophy of Environmental Education

There are currently two broad forms of critique undergirding environmental education theories: the first is one of subtraction from perceived reality as it seeks to reveal and remove illusions and ideologies, while the other takes the inverse form of adding to reality in the form of investigating how matter comes to matter. This article suggests a third form that explores the paradoxical and uncanny aspects of ecological awareness and assumes an apophatic, self-negating form, which short-circuits and relinquishes all attempts at epistemological closure

”Strange Loops, Oedipal Logic, and an Apophatic Ecology: Reimagining Critique in Environmental Education” by POISED researcher Antti Saari and John Mullen (University of Michigan) is recently published in Educational Philosophy and Theory. You can read the open access article here.