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Ecological Philosopher Peter Marshall Will Discuss Vision of a Society in Harmony with Nature

Loyola press release - October 23, 2006

Ecological Philosopher Peter Marshall will present a lecture entitled "Riding the Wind: Liberation Ecology for the Twenty-first Century" on Thursday, October 26th at 7:30 p.m. in the Audubon Room.

Marshall is a philosopher, historian, biographer, poet, and travel writer who has written fourteen highly acclaimed books that have been translated into ten languages. An occasional broadcaster, his circumnavigation of Africa was made into a six-part television series and his voyage around Ireland into a radio series.

Marshall’s wide-ranging works include "Nature’s Web," a comprehensive survey of ecological thought from the ancient world to the present, and "Riding the Wind," a statement of his own ecological philosophy and vision of a society in harmony with nature. His presentation at Loyola will be based on the ideas developed in the latter work.

Marshall continues to travel widely throughout the world. Recently he has been sailing the Aegean, working on his current project, “Know Thyself: A Philosophical Journey around the Aegean.”

This event is part of the Biever Guest Lectures Series and is sponsored by the Department of Humanities, the Department of Philosophy, and the Loyola Environmental Studies Program. For further information, please contact John Clark, Ph.D., at (504) 865-2790 or clark@loyno.edu