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Sessão 11 | PPS Talks | 2021-2022 | Zoom Seminars

From: 2021-12-06 To:2021-12-06

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  • Thematic Line

    Modern & Contemporary Philosophy
  • Research Group

    Philosophy & Public Space
  • 6 de dezembro 2021 (segunda-feira) | 18h00

    Sessão 11

    Home, Ecological Self and Self-Realization. Arne Naess' ecosophy

    | Luca Valera (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile / IF-UP)


    Moderação: Tiago Carvalho (IF-UP)


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    Resumo:  I discuss, here, Næss’s concept of ecological self in light of the process of identification and the idea of self-realization. In this regard, our hypothesis is that Næss does not use the concept of the ecological self to justify ontology of processes, or definitively overcome the idea of individual entities in view of a transpersonal ecology, as Fox argues. Quite the opposite: Næss’s ecological self is nothing but an echo of the theme of the home and of belonging to a place (i.e., dwelling), and, therefore, it deals with a positive relationship of the individual with its environment. This allows us to reshape environmental ethics starting from environmental ontology, and recalling the primacy of the latter on the former: the very theoretic background of an ethical view might only be a suitable interpretation of human nature and properties, starting from a relational viewpoint that may help understanding us our asymmetrical relationships with the world.



    Bio: PhD. In Bioethics and Philosophy, Luca Valera is Associate Professor in Philosophy and Director of the Center for Bioethics at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. In 2013 he received his Ph.D. in Bioethics and Philosophy from the Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma (UCBM), Rome (Italy), with a dissertation on “Human Ecology. The anthropological and ethical features of man/environment relationship.” From 2013 to 2015 he attended as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at FAST (Institute of Philosophy of Scientific and Technological Practice) at UCBM. He has been Visiting Scholar in Philosophy and Applied Ethics at the Department of Philosophy, Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid (Spain) in 2018 and Visiting Professor in Bioethics, at the Department of Educational Sciences, Università degli Studi di Roma Tre, Rome (Italy). His main research interests are the field of Bioethics, Environmental Philosophy (with particular concerns on Arne Naess’s Ecosophy), Ethics, Philosophical Anthropology, and Philosophy of Technology. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and 3 books, concerning Bioethics, Human Ecology, Ethics and Arne Naess’ thought. He attended at more than 50 international conferences and workshops (Italy, Spain, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Switzerland, France, Australia, Perú, Colombia, and USA). 

    In 2016 he was awarded by PUC de Chile with the Programa de Inserción Académica and in 2017 by Banco Santander with the Beca Iberoamérica Santander Investigación Universidades 2017–Jóvenes Profesores (Young Professors). He obtained 14 peer-reviewed grants from Conicyt, FONDECYT, Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (Chile) and Vicerrectoría de Investigación (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), from 2016 to 2019. He is part of the editorial board of different international book series and scientific peer-reviewed journals in the area of philosophy and ecology.



    Ciclo de Seminários PPS Talks 2021-2022 | Zoom Seminars: https://ifilosofia.up.pt/activities/pps-talks-2021-2022-zoom-seminars


    Imagem: Fotografia de Irandina Afonso


    Research Group Philosophy and Public Space
    Apoio técnico, divulgação e comunicação: Irandina Afonso | Isabel Marques
    Instituto de Filosofia da Universidade do Porto - FIL/00502
    Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)

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