Capita selecta: Perceptions of Nature in different cultural contexts (2020)
The way in which nature is perceived varies between cultures. As a result there are cultural differences in the view on the relationship between humans and nature. The lectures will discuss the image of nature in tribal civilizations, in Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism and Islam. Furthermore the perception of nature in the history of (Christian) Western civilization will be addressed. The subject will be approached from the perspectives of philosophy, theology , arts and sciences. Attendance at lectures and the writing of an essay provides 2 study points.
08 January: Tribal civilizations
15 January: Hinduism
22 January: Buddhism and Taoism
29 January: Judaism
19 February: Islam
26 February: Classical period and (Western) Middle Ages
11 March: Renaissance and Modern Period.
Subject code: PEN 50402
Lecturer: Prof. Matthijs Schouten
Time: 15.50- 18.10
Location: Room C0326 (January) and C0413 (February, March). Forum Building (102).
Registration is possible at the first lecture. For more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org