The Global Environmental Catastrophe: Limits of Scientific Knowledge (Lecture by Prof. John LIE)
|Date(s)||Tuesday, 11 July 2023, 15:00-16:30 JST|
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|Language||English (Japanese interpretation)|
That we face a massive environmental crisis is widely accepted, but most people will agree that little has been done to avert it. To the extent that a solution is mooted, it is almost always techno-scientific in nature. In this lecture I suggest limitations of techno-scientific knowledge: first, in offering a belated understanding of the crisis; and, second, in vitiating non-scientific discussions and solutions.
John LIE (Tokyo College Professor; Professor, University of California, Berkeley)
Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He has written extensively on social theory, political economy, comparative race and ethnicity, and East Asia. His books include Modern Peoplehood (2004), The Dream of East Asia (2008), and Japan, the Sustainable Society (2021).
SAITO Kohei (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
HOSOKAWA Naoko (Postdoctoral Fellow, Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo)
|Organized by||Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo|