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.
09 January: Tribal civilizations
16 January: Hinduism
23 January: Buddhism and Taoism
30 January: Judaism
20 February: Islam
27 February: Classical period and (Western) Middle Ages
06 March: Renaissance and Modern Period.
Subject code: PEN 50402
Lecturer: Prof. Matthijs Schouten
Time: 15.50- 17.45
Location: Room C4030. Orion Building (103), Bronland 1