To understand the current climate crisis is to ask the question of man’s responsibility for nature. The course approaches environmental issues and sustainability from Scandinavian and philosophical perspectives. Experience first-hand how Danes answer these challenges in various ways as we visit a sustainable farming commune, a wind farm, and a coastal nature reserve. Throughout the course, we relate our findings to current discussions of sustainability and the ethical implications of our modern day lifestyle.
Ph.D. (Philosophy and Social Thought, University of Chicago, 2009). Formerly at Yale University's Whitney Humanities Center and the University of Copenhagen's Søren Kierkegaard Research Center, Possen now teaches philosophy in Copenhagen's Department of Media, Cognition, and Communication in addition to DIS. With DIS since 2014.