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A place to live and the means to prosper
Monday, 11 May, 2015 @ 19:30 - 21:00£5
Prof Tim Gorringe
We hear much of the environment in our news. Whether climate change, dwindling oil supplies or spectacular weather events the way we interact with our world has never been more urgent. We are prone to considering our environment as something different from ourselves, something we consume.
In this talk Prof Tim Gorringe, well known as a champion of the Transition Town initiative, invites us to take another look at the world we live in. Recognising our dependency on our
environment is the first step towards improving it not just for ourselves but for those who must deal with the consequences of our environmental decisions.
Following a fascinating lecture Tim Gorringe has very kindly sent a list of books for those who want to explore these issues further:
Wendell Berry What are people for? (San Francisco North Point 1990)
Wendell Berry What Matters? Economics for a Renewed Commonwealth (Berkeley: Counterpoint 2010)
Colin Tudge Good Food For Everyone For Ever(Pari 2011)
Herman Daly & John Cobb For the Common Good (Totnes: Green Books)
Andrew Simms Cancel the Apocalypse(London: Little,Brown) 2013
James Hansen Storms of my Grandchildren: The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe and our last chance to save humanity (London:Bloomsbury 2009)
Christopher Alexander The Timeless Way of Bulding(Oxford)
Christopher Alexander The Pattern Language(Oxford) These two books are expensive to buy: you will need to get them from a library.
There is a good edition of Aristotle’s Politics in Penguin Classics
The best accounts of Hellenistic ethics are:
Martha Nussbaum The Therapy of Desire: Theory and Practice in Hellenistic Ethics (Princeton: Princeton University Press 1994)
Julia Annas The Morality of Happiness (Oxford: OUP 1993)
The quote about hope was from Jürgen Moltmann, God in Creation (London:SCM 1984)