Capita Selecta: Perceptions of nature in different cultural contexts

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.

Organisator Landscape architecture

wo 11 januari 2017 15:30 tot wo 15 maart 2017 17:30

Locatie Forum, building number 102
Droevendaalsesteeg 2
6708 PB Wageningen
Zaal/kamer C759

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 provide 2 study points.

11 January Tribal civilizations
18 January Hinduism
1 February Buddhism and Taoism
22 February Judaism
1 March Islam
8 March Classical period and (Western) Middle Ages
15 March Renaissance and Modern Period

Subject code: NCP 50402
Lecturer: Prof. Matthijs Schouten
Information: mg.schouten@worldonline.nl