Announcing an





 Philosophy and the Earth Sciences

7 to 9 April 2000

Organized by Robert Frodeman and Eugene C. Hargrove

A conference on Philosophy and the Earth Sciences will be held at the University of North Texas from 7 to 9 April 2000. It will begin at 1:30 p.m. Friday and conclude at 12:00 noon Sunday. It is sponsored by the Center for Environmental Philosophy and cosponsored by INCLUDE, U.S. Geological Survey. It will be held in the Environment Education, Science, and Technology Building, Room 130.

Speakers include Robert Frodeman of the University of Colorado, Cathleen May of the Geological Society of America, Christine Turner of INCLUDE, U.S. Geological Survey, Dan Sarewitz of the Columbia University, Irene Klaver of the University of North Texas, Andrew Light of the State University of New York, Binghamton and New York University, Rachelle Hollander of the National Science Foundation, Steve Bohlen of the U.S. Geological Survey, Sam Atkinson of the University of North Texas, and Donald Brown of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources.




Robert Frodeman: The Philosophy of (Field) Science

Cathleen May: Gonzo Geology: Aspiring to Wisdom

Christine Turner: The Contribution of the Earth Sciences to the Common Good

Dan Sarewitz: Prediction, Democracy, and the Dangers of Relevance

Irene Klaver: Petrified Culture: Why Stones Keep Coming Back to the Surface

Andrew Light: The Urban Blindspot in Environmental Ethics

Rachelle Hollander: Funding Opportunities in Philosophy and the Environmental Sciences

Steve Bohlen: Issues in Earthquake Prediction

Sam Atkinson and Donald Brown: Learning from Yucca Mountain

The program will be held on the University of North Texas campus. Registration is $50, which includes a lunch and dinner on Saturday, April 8, and a reception on April 7. To register, send an email to for more information or use the Environmental Ethics General Store for on-line registration using MasterCard, Visa, or Discover. Conference sessions are open to UNT faculty and students on a space-available basis.


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 For more information or to register, contact:

The Center for Environmental Philosophy
P.O. Box 310980,
University of North Texas
Denton, TX 76203-0980.

940/565-2727; 940/565-4439 (fax);