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Kinship with the More-Than-Human World

Center for Humans and Nature
Chicago, IL

The Center for Humans and Nature partners with some of the brightest minds to explore our responsibilities to each other and the more-than-human world. They bring together philosophers, ecologists, artists, political scientists, anthropologists, poets, and economists to think creatively about a resilient future for the whole community of life.

“Kinship with the More-Than-Human World” is an audio collaboration between the Center for Humans and Nature and the nationally syndicated public radio program To the Best of Our Knowledge. This podcast features conversations that illuminate the cultural, scientific, and spiritual dimensions of kinship, while exploring how to fairly and effectively give voice to nonhuman beings and landscapes within an entangled and interconnected world.

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Kinship with the More-Than-Human World

Leading scientists, philosophers and writers illuminate ways in which “personhood” transcends the human species and shows how kinship practices can deepen our care and respect for the more-than-human world.
Eye-To-Eye Animal Encounters
There’s a certain a kind of visual encounter that can be life changing: A cross-species gaze. The experience of looking directly into the eyes of an animal in the wild, and seeing it look back.
Plants As Persons
If plants are intelligent beings, how should we relate to them? Do they have a place in our moral universe? Should they have rights?

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