274 | Environmental Conservation, Kant, and Legal Philosophy

June 22, 2020

Attila Ataner, who is doing his PhD in Philosophy, chats about his research on the philosophical movement known as German Idealism. He discusses his ideas with hosts Ariel Frame and Yousuf Hasan and explains in what ways the 18th and 19thcentury philosophical works are relevant and helpful in legal matters today. Attila suggests that Kant’s works on duties, for example, can help provide a basis for having legally enforceable protectionist duties when it comes to the environment. It is fascinating to see how he extrapolates environmental conservation from German Idealism.

More information about Attila's work can be found at Western Academia

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Full video available on YouTube

Recorded on June 16th, 2020. 

Produced by Laura Muñoz