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.

Organised by Landscape architecture

Wed 11 January 2017 15:30 until Wed 15 March 2017 17:30

Venue Forum, gebouwnummer 102
Room 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