• APRIL 9 - MAY 14
  • James E. Todd Building - UM Campus, Missoula
  • Every 1 week(s) between
    April 9, 2018 and May 14, 2018
  • Category: Classes/Workshops

Event Details

  • Every 1 week(s) between
    April 9, 2018 and May 14, 2018
  • Mondays, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • $60.00
  • MOLLI Membership of $20 required to register for course.
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  • James E. Todd Building - UM Campus
  • 32 Campus Drive
  • Missoula, MT 59812

Event Description

"Nature in the Classical World" will survey the classical literature that creates the background for much of Western environmental thought. This course explores the history of environmental and scientific thought, a history that at times elucidates the fundamental principles upon which contemporary science is built, at times provides remarkable parallels to contemporary debates concerning stewardship and conservation, and at times establishes the starting point from which we can better observe growth and development in attitudes towards the environment. Focusing on Lucretius' De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of the Universe), we will explore the development of the natural sciences from mythic to the various philosophical approaches to which even contemporary sciences remain indebted.

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