The Ethics of Sharing
Aarhus University, Denmark
11-12 May 2021
In the 20th century, death and birth took centre stage in discussions of the human condition. Recent debates concerning the anthropocene have drawn attention to a further central dimension of our shared existential situation. We now acknowledge that our lives do not take place against the backdrop of infinite nature, rather we cohabitate and share the environmental "life-support system" of one limited planet, Earth. With this international conference, the Centre for the Study of Ethics and Community at Aarhus University brings together scholars from different disciplines to discuss what this realization means for the ethics of sharing. What forms of ethical life do these horizons afford, and how do they relate to sharing as a social practice? What can possibly be shared, how does sharing relate to other forms of social interchange, what are the limits of sharing, and what are viable forms of sharing for the future?
The conference is organized by Center for the Study of Ethics and Community