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Nature after Nature: The Value of Being Natural in the Age of Marvellous Technologies

Bristol Cultural Development Partnership (BCDP)

Thursday, 16 April 2015 from 18:30 to 20:00 (BST)

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Nature after Nature: The Value of Being Natural in the Age of Marvellous Technologies

Thu 16 April 2015, 18:30-20:00

Watershed, Bristol

Free, but booking required

Many ecologists have argued that nature has an intrinsic value outside of its instrumental use for and by human beings. The idea of natural value is often extended to the “naturalness” of something having value in itself. Valuing nature and naturalness is tied up in public debate with concerns over the use of new technologies, especially GMOs. But do such ideas make sense when the line between nature and artefact is blurred by technology and when many of our ideas about nature rest on intuitions? This event will bring together scientists, philosophers, and ecologists to discuss how ideas about the value of nature and naturalness fit into debates about emerging technologies and the impact these debates could have on scientific research. Speakers include: Sir Roland Jackson, Professor Alison Assiter and Nima Yeganefar. Roland Jackson is a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics where he is currently chairing a new Council project exploring how ideas about naturalness influence debates on bioethics issues.

In association with BrisSynBio, UWE Social Science in the City, Royal Institute of Philosophy and Bristol 2015

 

This event is free but prebooking is required. You need to show your ticket at the door. Please be ready to take your place by 18.20 at the latest. 

We have restricted the number of tickets that can be booked to one per transaction. This has been introduced in an effort to stop people automatically booking multiple tickets without confirming if they have guests to go with them. We hope this will help to limit the number of 'no shows' at the events, which currently run at around 35% of bookings. We will monitor the situation. If you need more than one ticket, you can click on the booking link again. The little extra effort involved will hopefully put off those who don’t really need more than one, but not those who do.

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Do you have questions about Nature after Nature: The Value of Being Natural in the Age of Marvellous Technologies? Contact Bristol Cultural Development Partnership (BCDP)

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Watershed
1 Canon's Rd
BS1 5TX Bristol
United Kingdom

Thursday, 16 April 2015 from 18:30 to 20:00 (BST)


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