Humanities Concerns linked to Sustainability



Having read such a diverse range of perspectives, it is difficult to summarise them in general terms. However, perhaps a few common concerns can be found where it is felt that the Arts and Humanities can make a contribution through:

Analysis of human-environment relationships, their ethical priorities and cultural practices, across diverse cultures and historical periods.

Reflection upon philosophical, religious and media representations of utopia and apocalypse and the symbolic devices used to promote them.

Exploration of the religious and philosophical function within cultures and the uses of ethics in the pursuit of greater sustainability.

Providing comparative and historical understanding of the contexts for future human development and the ways that conflicting values and interests compete.

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