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Empathy and Justice Beyond the Human

Feb 12, 2024 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Presented by Lori Gruen, PhD
William Griffin Professor of Philosophy at Wesleyan University

In our concern for the more than human world, many discussions have focused on individual animal suffering and threats to entire species. What happens when we instead ask questions about what meaningful relationships between humans and animals are possible, what makes their lives livable, and what role empathy can play in helping us to promote better relationships with others, both human and nonhuman? In this presentation, Lori Gruen will discuss these topics, and more.

The Philosophy and Religion Spring Forum, sponsored by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, is free and open to the Springfield College community and the public.

If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to participate in these events, please contact Wendy Franz (two weeks before each event) at wfranz@springfield.edu or (413) 748-3646, to discuss your accessibility needs. For questions, please contact Wendy Franz.

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