Department of Biological Sciences



A Lecture by


Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa



Chance, Change, and
Environmental Ethics

Friday, February 21, 2003
3:00 p.m. in

Throughout the history humans have had a deep-seated preference for order and predictability. Yet, in nature the future is unpredictable and natural disturbances frequent. Environmental ethics (conservation) has often been based on ideas derived from outdated ecological models and ideas. To achieve our desired goals in conservation, we need an approach where change and chance are the rule, not an exception.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Kwiatkowska was born in Poland and teaches in the Philosophy Department at Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa in Mexico. She is the author of various articles published in the US, Mexico, Poland, Australia, and Argentina. She has edited seven books in Mexico, including two textbooks on environmental ethics, and two books in Spain. She is the coauthor of Mundo Antiguo y Naturaleza (2001).


CEP - PHIL - UNT - February 16, 2003