December 30, 2017 – March 9, 2018
Associate Professor of Epistemology and History of Science and Technology, Troyes University of Technology
Bertrand Guillaume was educated at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and at the Paris Institute of Technology, where he received his Ph.D. He is now an Associate Professor of Epistemology and History of Science and Technology at the Troyes University of Technology, where he successively served as the director of the Research Centre for Environmental Studies and Sustainability, and the Department of Humanities, Environment and Technology. Grounded in environmental humanities, his research is about environmental foresight, the epistemology of socio-ecological modeling, and the philosophical and anthropological foundations of sustainability, with a particular inquiry into the Anthropocene. He is an elected member of the French National University Council.
ICE Fellows Lecture: Responsibility Against Nihilism?: On the Ethics and Metaphysics of Global Environmental Change
February 22, 2018, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Wilder 104, Dartmouth College
In recent decades, scientific evidence has mounted that human activities have become planetary forces putting the Earth’s systems under pressure. Bertrand Guillaume will discuss some ethical and metaphysical issues regarding the extent of such power. Considering echoes from the past and prospects for the future, he ultimately suggests responsibility as a way out of nihilism.