Programme: Biodiversity Conservation and Animal Rights: Religious and Philosophical Perspectives
14th Jaina Studies Symposium: Biodiversity Conservation and Animal Rights: Religious and Philosophical Perspectives
|10.00||Christopher Chapple (Department of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles)|
Animals in early India: stories from the Upaniṣads, the Jātakas, the Pañcatantra, and Jaina Narratives
|10.30||Marc Bekoff (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder)|
Who lives, who dies, and why: ignoring and redecorating nature and specious speciesism
|11.00||Paul Waldau (Chair, Anthrozoology, Canisius College & Barker Lecturer in Animal Law, Harvard Law School)|
Animal studies is the key of animal rights
|12.00||Lu Feng (Department of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences,Tsinghua University, Beijing)|
Reflections on Confucian perspectives on the global environmental crisis
|12.30||Emma Tomalin (Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Leeds)|
Religious discourses about the environment: resources for sustainable development or a modern-day myth?
|14.00||Sarra Tlili (Assistant Professor of Arabic, Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Gainesville, University of Florida)|
If it got worse, it can get better: Muslims’ attitudes toward animals between the past and the present
|14.30||Andrew Linzey (Director, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics)|
Can Christianity become good news for animals?
|15.00||Stephen R. L. Clark (Department of Philosophy, University of Liverpool)|
Imaging the divine: how is humanity the reason for creation, and what is humanity?
|16.00||Michael Zimmermann (Professor for Indian Buddhism, Head Asien-Afrika Institut, Hamburg University)|
Anthropocentrism in the guise of an all-inclusive ethics? Buddhist attitudes to the natural
|16.30||Peter Flügel (Chair, Centre of Jaina Studies, Department of the Study of Religions, SOAS)|
Rethinking animism: the Jaina doctrine of non-violence from the perspective of comparative ethics
|17.15||* Round Table Discussion|