Silent Spring Remembered -1

Fifty-five years ago this week, Rachel Carson published the first part of “Silent Spring” in The New Yorker. Carson exposed, in detail, the dangers of the pesticide DDT; her work jump-started the American environmental movement and helped bring about the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. – The New Yorker

Links to The New Yorker articles will be provided this week. First up: Silent Spring-1.


SS: Selection of talks

Bob Lane: What is truth?




Monday, 5 June 2017
‘Serving the Governed’
Daniel Viehoff (NYU)

Monday, 22 May 2017
‘Self-Knowledge as a Personal Achievement’
Ursula Renz (Klagenfurt)

Monday, 8 May 2017
‘What Follows from Defensive Non-Liability?’
Gerald Lang (Leeds)

Monday, 6 March 2017
‘Privacy as a Human Right’
Beate Roessler (Amsterdam)

Monday, 20 February 2017
‘The Unity of Nature and the Unity of Reason:
Revisiting Kant’s Argument on Systematicity’

Lea Ypi (LSE)

Monday, 6 February 2017
Genia Schӧnbaumsfeld (Southampton)

Monday, 23 January 2017
‘Novel Explanation and the Special Sciences: Lessons From Physics’
Eleanor Knox (King’s College London)

Monday, 9 January 2017
‘Pragmatist Coherence as the Source of Truth and Reality’
Hasok Chang (Cambridge)

Monday, 28 November 2016
‘Generality, Extensibility, and Paradox’
James Studd (Oxford)

Monday, 14 November 2016
‘Disagreement in the Political Philosophy of Spinoza and Rancière’
Beth Lord (Aberdeen)

Monday, 31 October 2016
‘Justice, Integrity, and Moral Community: Do parents owe it to their children to raise them as good global climate citizens?’
Elizabeth Cripps (Edinburgh)

Monday, 17 October 2016
‘Persistent Philosophical Disagreement’
Christopher Daly (Manchester)

Monday, 3 October 2016
The 109th Presidential Address
‘The Unity of Unconsciousness’
Tim Crane (Cambridge)