Justice Between Generations: Asian, African, Indigenous, and Western Perspectives
This three-day conference welcomes researchers to focus on intergenerational ethics through cross-cultural philosophical dialogue. Organized around the guiding theme of connections among the concepts of nature, time and responsibility and hosted by the Nature, Time, Responsibility Research Group based at Concordia. Presented virtually and open to all.
In the context of this conference, responsibility appears as a connectedness to the past as well as to the future: to affirm responsibility is to respond to what precedes us, but with a view to altering future affairs for the better. What precedes us comprises the nature that sustains us, the presently living, as well as our ancestors who worked on this nature and so prepared our arrival.
The fact that the present generation’s responsiveness to past generations, as well as its responsibilities to distant future people, pass by way of conserving the natural environment may thus not be accidental, but, rather, reveals the nature and time of responsibility itself.