Against the Idea of New Epoch: Who is the "Anthro" in the Anthropocene, Chris Cuomo, Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, University of Georgia


Friday, April 27, 2018, 12:20pm to 1:20pm


Guyot Hall, Room 100
The idea of the geological anthropocene has gained enormous popularity, but the scientific claim that we are in a new epoch calls for serious and widespread questioning. In addition to the epistemological issues there are serious ethical, pedagogic and cultural implications in declaring a new epoch. Cuomo will consider some of these implications and argue that, rather than accepting the idea of a new epoch, we might embrace the challenges of truly supporting Holocene-associated forms of health and resiliency.